Chandigarh, June 20, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will gherao the Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress government in favor of the unemployed teachers who have been fighting for their rights for a long time.
Disclosing this here on Sunday, AAP’s Youth Wing president and MLA from Barnala Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer said that the ruling Congress government was taking anti-people decisions which was causing anger and resentment among the youth.
Hayer said that despite the TET pass with fulfillment of all the conditions, the unemployed teachers in Punjab had been sitting on a dharna outside the residence of Captain Amarinder Singh in Patiala for a long time.
Also, some teachers’ organisations have now staged a dharna outside the Punjab School Education Board, he said. Hayer said that the unemployed teachers were angry as the government had repeatedly promised to meet the teachers and reneged on its promise.
He said that the Aam Aadmi Party would gherao the residence of Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla in Sangrur on June 22 to bring the issue of teachers to the notice of the government. “Before the elections, Captain Amarinder Singh had made big promises to the people of Punjab and promised to provide Ghar-Ghar Rozgar; but after the elections he has reneged on his promises,” added Hayer.
The AAP leader said that due to unemployment, the youth of Punjab was drowning in the mire of drugs and was spending lakhs of rupees abroad. Hayer said that it was highly reprehensible that five years of government were coming to an end but so far no employment had been provided to any section.
He said that the unemployed youth in this Covid pandemic were going through a period of despair. Hayer said the Aam Aadmi Party wants to send a message from the gherao of Singla’s Sangrur residence that the voice of these teachers should not be taken lightly and the AAP stood firm with them. He demanded that the teachers of different categories who had been serving in the education department for the last 20 years should be regularised immediately.
Taking a dig at Captain Amarinder Singh, Hayer said that it was highly reprehensible and shocking that at a short distance from Captain Amarinder’s residence, the unemployed teachers had been climbing the towers for the last several months; but the government had never felt of any need to take decision in this regard.
He said that the Aam Aadmi Party stood for the rights of the people of Punjab and would continue to oppose the wrongdoings of the government inside and outside the Vidhan Sabha.