Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, March 4
Terming it akin to a “seditious act” intentionally dedicated by Akalis to annihilate Punjab’s future generations, state Congress president Sunil Jakhar on Thursday slammed the erstwhile SAD-BJP regime for his or her resolution to agree to a mammoth Rs 31,000 crore food account repayment, whereas the centre itself had agreed to cap the settlement at Rs 13,000 crores.
Presenting a replica of the Government of India report on the problem, the senior Congress chief requested then finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa to clarify “his political compulsions, which led him to mortgage the state’s pursuits on this callous method.”
“This is your second of redemption,” Jakhar advised Dhindsa, advising him to expose what led to the acceptance of the Rs 31,000 crore repayment as an alternative of Rs 13,000 crores.
“BJP’s historic function in destroying Punjab has been nicely documented,” Jakhar mentioned, asking Dhindsa to additionally expose BJP management’s function within the fiasco.
The report, Jakhar mentioned, mentions the centre’s assertion that Punjab will settle for the accountability for Rs 13,000 crores solely.
“Did your conscience not poke you as soon as ever,” Jakhar requested Dhindsa.
“Leaving Akalis for his or her sins towards our Guru Sahib additionally obligates you to comply with your political dharma, to be trustworthy, and truthful,” Jakhar mentioned.
Mincing no phrases, Jakhar, whereas addressing a press convention right here at Punjab Bhawan, mentioned it was “shameful” that as finance minister Dhindsa was complicit in “this monetary fraud dedicated by Akalis with all Punjabis for which no-one will ever forgive them”.
The report, Jakhar mentioned, leaves “not even an iota of doubt in anybody’s thoughts that Akalis backstabbed Punjab by bartering their monetary pursuits for his or her petty political ambitions.”
Announcing that he could be writing to the PM Modi and FM Sitharaman to confirm all details on the problem, Jakhar added that Youth Congress will, on March 8, gherao all main leaders of the BJP and the SAD with copies of this report.
He mentioned they might “identify and disgrace them to elicit solutions and accountability from them on behalf of all Punjabis”.