Order inquiry, proofs will pour in against Bikram Singh Majithia: AAP’s Sukhpal Khaira to Punjab CM Capt Amarinder
AAP holds protest against power tariff hike, says government has burdened public to tune of Rs 2,500 croreUpdated: Oct 28, 2017 10:38 IST
Hindustan Times, Patiala
Leader of opposition in the Punjab assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Friday accused chief minister (CM) Captain Amarinder Singh of sheltering former cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia in the drug scam and his colleague Rana Gurjit Singh in the multi-crore sand mine auctions scam.
The AAP leadership termed the hike unprecedented and unjust and said that it will burden the public to the tune of Rs 2,500 crore.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said that the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Congress leaders are hand in glove when it comes to corruption and other ‘misdeeds’ in the state.
“The CM has no proof to act against Majithia. Proof and witnesses come only when you order an inquiry. Give me a day and I will submit all proofs of Akali involvement in drug trade,” said Khaira.
During the AAP protest at Punjab State Power Corporation Limited’s office (PSPCL), Khaira also spoke against the recent power tariff hike. The AAP leadership termed the hike unprecedented and unjust and said that it will burden the public to the tune of Rs 2,500 crore.
Khaira asked the Congress government to fulfil its poll promise of reviewing the power purchase agreements (PPAs) with private thermal power plants. He alleged that like the former deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal, the present power minister Rana Gurjit Singh has also started taking a ‘cut’ from private thermal plants, so he is not reviewing the PPAs. He said that the PSPCL has suffered huge losses because former chairman KD Chaudhry had given undue favours to the Akalis.
Sangrur member of Parliament (MP) and AAP’s state president Bhagwant Mann said that the government had promised hike in old age and widow pensions and Shagun scheme, but instead of doing that it has hiked power tariff by 12%. He said the Congress government has lost popularity in just seven months of its rule.
First Published: Oct 28, 2017 10:28 IST