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Congress will abolish DTO’s post in Punjab if voted to power: Jakhar

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Captain Amarinder Singh has decided to abolish the posts of district transport officer (DTO), which has become synonym of “corruption”, once he comes to power, said Congress vice-president and party chief spokesperson, Sunil Jakhar, during a Jan Sampark rally of the party.

punjab Updated: Aug 02, 2016 15:46 IST
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Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee vice-president Sunil Jakhar addressing mediapersons at the district Congress committee office in Amritsar on Tuesday.
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee vice-president Sunil Jakhar addressing mediapersons at the district Congress committee office in Amritsar on Tuesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Captain Amarinder Singh has decided to abolish the posts of district transport officer (DTO), which has become synonym of “corruption”, once he comes to power, said Congress vice-president and party chief spokesperson, Sunil Jakhar, during a Jan Sampark rally of the party.

The rally was organised by Fatehgarh Churian Congress MLA Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa.

“The post has become a den of corruption,” Jakhar said, adding, “We will make necessary arrangements to ensure that the work does not suffer.”

“The state government has not even paid compensation to the farmers for last year’s crop loss,” he said, adding, “The sugarcane dues are also yet to be paid.”

“Cotton crop on more than 12-lakh acres land in Malwa belt was destroyed due to whitefly attack,” he said.

The Congress leader compared the SAD-BJP government with Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. He said people in the state are fed up with atrocities of Badal and his family members.

“The SAD leadership left no stone unturned to make the rally a flop show, but thousands gathered to make it a success,” said Congress MLA Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa.

JAKHAR DARES BADAL TO TAKE UP SYL ISSUE WITH PM

AMRITSAR: After his visit to Fatehgarh Churian assembly segment, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee vice-president and chief spokesperson, Sunil Jakhar, addressed a press conference here on Monday.

Jakhar dared Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to take up the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “As SYL issue is important for the state, then why does he (Badal) hesitate in talking to Modi about it,” he said.

Taking a jibe on Badal over Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP Prem Singh Chandumajra’s statement that his (Badal) move of clearing SYL files was an “innocent mistake”, Jakhar said the CM takes every decision “innocently”.

“Badal is not protecting the state’s interest. Tension will erupt here due to water dispute. Why Badal is not taking steps to protect the waters,” Jakhar asked, adding, “We have asked him a number of times that a delegation of members of all parties should be formed to meet the Prime Minister on the SYL issue, but he did not pay heed to it even once.”

Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre, Jakhar said, “If tribunals are being formed for settling down the water disputes in other states, then why is it not being done in Punjab.”

Commenting on SAD’s decision to contest assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Jakhar said as the SAD leaders had learnt that they would lose the polls in Punjab so he decided to move to UP. He also targeted Punjab BJP president Vijay Sampla for failing to bring scholarship amount of Rs 506 crore, allocated for Dalit students for 2014, 15 and 16, in the state.

Raising the issue of compensation for damage to wheat crop due to rainfall, he said Badal had written a letter to Modi to allocate compensation of Rs 717 crore, but not even a single penny has been received so far.