Jakhar urges Centre to help states; says Punjab Govt firm to deal with Corona crisis

Chandigarh, April 9, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Mr. Sunil Jakhar has said that the state government is working hard to tackle the Coronavirus crisis and all necessary steps were being taken to ensure that people get the least hassle during this critical period.

Mr. Jakhar said that besides providing free food to the needy people, the government led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had announced many exemptions for people of different classes. Similarly, the state government was also planning for smooth procurement of wheat.

He said that the people of the state need not feel alone in this difficult period as the Congress party’s government led by Captain Amarinder Singh stands firmly with them. Punjab government was providing ration in this period of disaster to 10 lakh families.

“Captain Amarinder Singh is a visionary and experienced politician who had decided to put curfew in the first place for the security of the people in the state and the decision was widely welcomed so that the entire humanity can be saved, he added. PPCC chief also thanked other political parties for their cooperation on the occasion and said that it was testing time to move on with mutual cooperation. He also lauded the non-government organisations for befittingly responding to state govt’ s appeal to provide food and shelter to millions of people who were affected by lockdown and curfew.

He said that the lockdown had adversely affected the economy of the states and therefore the Union Government should immediately come forward to assist them. Besides releasing GST dues of the state, other financial help should also be provided without any delay so that benefit could be transferred to the needy.

Mr. Jakhar demanded the central government should reduce its expenses and put a full-stop on official foreign tours. Likewise, he also appealed that the Central Vista project of Rs 20,000 crore be put off since the Parliament can do its work even at the present historic building. He said that the huge allocations earmarked for the project should be used to provide financial security to migrant workers, laborers, farmers, small and micro enterprises and unorganized sectors.


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