Chandigarh, July 4, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded immediate cancellation of the faulty power pacts; warning Captain Amarinder Singh of further delays, who woke up from slumber after a massive protest at Captain Amarinder Singh’s Siswan farmhouse by the AAP on Saturday, to raise the issue of power outages and problems faced by the people of Punjab.
In a statement issued from the party headquarters here on Sunday, AAP’s state president and Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann said that after waking up from his four and a half years of sleep, Captain Amarinder Singh was now citing these power deals as the biggest reason for power shortage.
However, after the formation of the government till now they were trying to save the Badals by keeping silent on it, he added. Mann said that Captain Amarinder Singh who had claimed to cancel these power pacts in the first meeting of the Punjab Cabinet by holding Sri Gutka Sahib in his hand before the elections was now pretending to consider it in the last meeting of the Cabinet.
Mann said that Captain Amarinder Singh should clarify why he was saving the Badals till now if he now believed that these power deals were totally wrong and were done by the Badals with wrong intention. “In fact, the Badals and Captain are in collusion and together they are exploiting the people of Punjab,” he added.
Mann asked who would compensate Punjab for the loss of Rs 20,000 crore due to these faulty agreements. Taking a dig at Captain Amarinder Singh, Bhagwant Mann asked who would be responsible for the losses incurred by the farmers due to power outages, shutdown of industries and distress to the common man because of these wrong power agreements.
The AAP leader further said that the announcement made by Captain Amarinder Singh now was just an attempt to save his reputation in the run up to the elections which was well known to the people of Punjab.
Supporting the program of gherao of Captain Amarinder Singh’s residence on July 6 by the Kisan Union on the issue of power, Mann said that the Aam Aadmi Party has always been vocal about the rights of the common man, farmers, laborers, Dalits and traders; and stands shoulder to shoulder with the farmers in this struggle.
He said that the Aam Aadmi Party workers would join the struggle without the party flag and would raise the voice of common man up to Captain Amarinder Singh.