'Daily incidents mar bogus claims of good governance by state govt'

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
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  • Updated: Mar 06, 2013 18:52 IST

Daily incidents and news from across the state have brough to fore the alleged inability of the SAD-BJP government to offer any form of governance to the people, a fact-finding commitee of the Congress has claimed.

Senior Congress leader and incharge of the fact-finding committee set up by the Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee Sukhpal Khaira said: "Newspapers daily carry such incidents. The accident at Jalandhar in which 13 school children died and the brutal beating of a woman in Tarn Taran, present the true picture of a dismal, disorganized and dilapidated condition under the Akalis and the BJP regime."

"More than 5,000 people lose their lives in road accidents annually in Punjab, but probably this is not enough to draw the attention of power drunken leaders like the junior Badal.

During the last five years as an elected representative, I tried my best to raise the issue of road accidents in the Vidhan Sabha but to no avail. No meaningful discussion could ever take place despite my best efforts, leave aside finding a solution," he added.

"The way the woman and her father were beaten and thrashed by policemen in Tarn Taran, indicate police brutality, anarchy and breakdown of the law and order mechanism," he alleged.

"An economic survey conducted by CATO Institute of America in collaboration with known Indian economists has put Punjab at 12th position behind even states like Bihar, Chhattisgarh not to mention Gujarat or Haryana, but according to Badals, Punjab is on the top in all spheres," Khaira said.

He demanded that an emergency session of the assembly be called to fix accountability at the political level for the complete breakdown of the constitutional machinery  in Punjab. The CM and the deputy CM must own responsibility for these sensational incidents and steps must be taken to avoid such incidents, he said.


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