Chandigarh, May 28, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
Bharatiya Janata Party today slammed Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar for leading a Social Media Campaign just to divert attention of the people of the state from Rs.2600-crore liquor scam which came to the fore during the spat between the Ministers and the Chief Secretary.
Tarun Chugh, the national secretary of the party said, instead of misleading the people, Jakhar should come forward and tell Punjabis as to who looted the state by indulging in a multi-crore scam.
The BJP leader has also asked Jakhar to come clean and reveal what exactly was the deal which ended the stalemate between the Ministers and the Chief Secretary. “It is highly unfortunate that the Chief Minister himself brokered the deal,” Chugh said.
“Earlier Ministers and MLAs including Manpreet Singh Badal, Charanjit Singh Channi, Sukhjinder Randhawa, Raja Warring, MP Partap Singh Bajwa and several other MLAs besides PPCC Chief Jakhar were leveling serious allegations against the Chief Secretary but now the issue has been swept under the carpet by offering filmsy explanations just to befool the people of the state,” he said adding that there is more to it than meets the eye.
The BJP national secretary said the Union Govt led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has large-heartedly announced a package of Rs.26-lakh-crore which has been appreciated by one and all. He challenged Capt Amarinder Singh and Sunil Jakhar to come out with the details of having provided any relief to any sector during the Covid-19 crisis.
“Your government even failed to distribute the foodgrains sent by the Centre to the state just for political reasons without realizing that the consignment was meant for underprivileged and people who were going through difficult times and needed the food badly,” Chugh alleged.
Chugh said it was highly unfortunate that instead of providing relief to the people and cooperating with Union Govt., Punjab Government and the Congress chose to politicize each and every issue leaving people in the lurch.
The BJP leader slammed Punjab Government for claiming power bills on last year’s average even as people were subjected to a 65 days of complete lockdown in the state.