(*5*)Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 3
The Shiromani Akali Dal on Saturday stated it can hold protests against the Congress-led Punjab authorities throughout the state on April 5 over rising energy tariffs, larger taxes on gasoline and regulation and order scenario.
The choice was taken by the social gathering in a gathering of its core committee, the best choice taking physique of the SAD.
Party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal presided over the assembly.
“The protests will focus on the back-breaking hike in energy tariffs from Rs 5 to Rs 10 per unit, insufferable state taxes accounting for the majority of the hike within the costs of diesel and petrol and the denial of post-matric scholarship to SC college students,” stated a celebration assertion.
The protests will even focus on the “complete breakdown” of the regulation and order equipment within the state, it stated.
Badal’s principal advisor Harcharan Bains stated the social gathering condemned the alleged assault on farmer chief Rakesh Tikait and sought a judicial probe into it.
Some individuals on Friday had thrown stones at a cavalcade of Tikait, damaging his automobile’s rear windshield when he was going to tackle a rally in Rajasthan’s Alwar district.
Bains stated the social gathering’s core committee slammed the Centre for its missive to the Punjab authorities over the usage of bonded labour in its border villages.
A decision describing it as “an try to defame state farmers” was additionally handed.
The social gathering additionally condemned Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for sustaining a “conspiratorial silence over the Home Ministry’s malicious communication”.
A decision was additionally handed, accusing the chief minister of “abdicating his constitutional obligations for the upkeep of peace, communal concord and regulation and order”.
The SAD core committee additionally delegated full powers and authority to the social gathering president to take all selections with regard to the forthcoming elections of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee.