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Minister Navjot Sidhu wants out the heads of all 28 improvement trusts in Punjab

“We can’t own up those appointed by the previous (SAD-BJP) government,” said BJP-turned-Congress leader Sidhu, adding that they (chairpersons) were “not doing anything great”. He alleged, “They just sold government lands and ate away state funds.”

punjab Updated: Mar 29, 2017 19:46 IST
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Navjot Singh Sidhu with CM Capt Amarinder Singh at Punjab Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh.
Navjot Singh Sidhu with CM Capt Amarinder Singh at Punjab Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh.(Keshav Singh/HT)

Punjab local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday asked chairpersons of all 28 improvement trusts in the state to resign at the earliest.

“We can’t own up those appointed by the previous (SAD-BJP) government,” said BJP-turned-Congress leader Sidhu, adding that they (chairpersons) were “not doing anything great”. He alleged, “They just sold government lands and ate away state funds.”

He added that decision taken by chairpersons appointed by the previous government “might go against the programmes and policies of the present government, so there’s no wisdom in keeping them”.

“Soon after consultation with the CM (Capt Amarinder Singh) we would carry make fresh appointments,” he declared.

Speaking on his style of functioning, Sidhu said he would ask improvement trusts and all other local civic bodies to follow a proper procedure for carrying out development works, including tendering and allotment of works, and displaying the name of contractor with project date and completion of work.

He promised a roadmap for his department in 10 days.