Low on content, high on rhetoric: AAP on Punjab governor’s address
The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday slammed the Congress government for failing to provide any details of its plans to implement farm loan waiver and fulfil other poll promises in the governor’s address.Updated: Mar 29, 2017 13:11 IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday slammed the Congress government for failing to provide any details of its plans to implement farm loan waiver and fulfil other poll promises in the governor’s address.
Expressing dissatisfaction, leader of opposition HS Phoolka said the address did not take up burning issues like desecration of Guru Granth Sahib and harassment by private schools.
“We were expecting a time-bound inquiry will be marked into desecration cases, but the government failed to do so,” he said. He said the issue of exorbitant fee being charged by schools was also not taken up as many Congress and Akali leader have stakes in the education business.
The AAP leader alleged the ‘goonda tax’ that was illegally imposed by Akali leaders is still in place and is now being collected by Congress leaders. He also questioned the government for failing to mention the duration of electricity to be provided to farmers for irrigation.
Party chief whip Sukhpal Singh Khaira termed the address “low on content and high on rhetoric”. There’s no action plan to tackle drug menace, unemployment and corruption, he said. He alleged the bond between the Congress and Akali leaders was exposed as the government made no announcement regarding inquiry into illegal transport, cable, liquor and sand business.
First Published: Mar 29, 2017 13:02 IST