Kultar Singh Sandhwan (Photo Credit: AAP Digital )
New Delhi :
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab has termed the 72 days performance (report card) of the Congress government presented by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi as a bundle of lies and a betrayal with Punjabis. AAP said that Congress Chief Minister Channi has been making announcements to the people of Punjab for the last 72 days, in fact, working for the benefit of the people isn't his focus. The Congress government should present to the people of Punjab the entire performance of its 5 years and not 72 days.
AAP MLA Jai Singh Rouri, spokesperson Neil Garg and Advocate Dinesh Chadha held a press conference at the party headquarters on Friday to expose the lies in Chief Minister Channi's report card, while addressing the same MLA Jai Singh Rouri said "Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi made a vicious attempt to deceive the people of Punjab in the name of presenting the 72 days performance of the Congress government as the Congress government did not waive the electricity bill, nor did it make water cheaper, Sand has not been made cheap nor has the drug, alcohol, transport mafia been eradicated from the State”.
The MLA further said that to defraud the people of Punjab, Chief Minister Channi was showing the electricity bill which comes on waiver of 200 Electric Units on 1KW load of SC and BC categories and the scheme has already been implemented in the pre-Congress state. Jai Singh Rouri said that only announcements have been made by Chief Minister Channi in the name of providing relief to the people, which is why he is now referred to as Chief Minister Ailanjit Singh, as the outstanding bills up to two kilowatt load are also for the poor have not been waived off yet, as evidenced by the MLA by presenting the electricity bill of one such SC class family to the media.
He said that a bill of Rs. 7,800 was sent to this poor family and in this bill Rs. 7000/- was old balance, however Chief Minister announced to waive off the old bills. The same lie is being told by Channi about reducing water bills, while people are getting water bills at hundreds of rupees instead of 50 rupees. Regarding the Chief Minister's presentation of the zero cost electricity bill, Jai Singh Rouri said that even today Punjabis were getting heavy electricity bills that they had to take loans to pay off.
The truth is that the bill of poor families in Punjab has not been reduced to nil nor has the outstanding bill been waived. The AAP leader asked Chief Minister Channi to tell him how many corporate power companies are left in Punjab? Which deadly power deals have been cancelled? Which cable mafia has been eradicated? Where is the backbone of the sand mafia that has been broken? Jai Singh Rouri said that the truth is that the Congress government which had been looting Punjab for five years in every field was trying to fool the people with only 72 days of declarations. The Congress government has not done anything people favour in the last five years, and hence the Channi government is not putting the five year report card in front of the people of Punjab.