Navjot Singh Sidhu, the newly-appointed Punjab Congress chief, in the present day flagged once more the five ‘key points’ confronted by the state, days after being advised by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh that his authorities is near resolving them.
Speaking to party staff in Jalandhar, Sidhu said that the Congress excessive command’s 18-point programme shall be applied.
The new Punjab Congress chief additionally known as for the “rejection” by the Congress-ruled state of the three farm legal guidelines enacted on the Centre final yr.
At their first assembly on Tuesday with Amarinder Singh after his appointment because the state party president, Sidhu and the 4 working presidents had reminded the CM concerning the 18-point programme and the five precedence areas.
The 18 factors had been reportedly dictated to Singh when he met the party’s central management in Delhi amid the tussle between him and Sidhu.
The delegation led by Sidhu had sought “quick motion” from the CM on the 2015 desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib and the police firing on protesters, arrest of the “large fish” in drug rackets, cancellation of energy buy agreements, rejection of the Centre’s new farm legal guidelines and agreeing to the calls for by authorities workers.
In Jalandhar on Thursday, Sidhu additionally interacted with party staff from Phagwara, Bholath, Sultanpur Lodhi and Kapurthala.
Sidhu mentioned he had taken up with the CM the five precedence areas out of the party management’s 18-point agenda.
Referring to the farm legal guidelines, Sidhu mentioned, “These black legal guidelines are unlawful, unconstitutional and an assault on the federal construction.”
“As was executed on the SYL concern, the Punjab authorities ought to reject these legal guidelines fully by saying that they won’t be applied,” he mentioned, recalling Punjab’s robust stance on river water sharing with Haryana.
Sidhu not directly backed Amarinder Singh on subsidised energy for farmers.
In an obvious assault on the Aam Aadmi Party authorities within the nationwide capital, he mentioned, “If you see the Delhi mannequin, a subsidy of ₹1,700 crore is being given in Delhi compared to ₹10,000 crore of subsidy being given by Punjab.”
He mentioned there’s hardly any state within the nation which supplies a lot energy subsidy.
He mentioned energy for business in Punjab can also be “less expensive” than that in Delhi.
Last month, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had promised as much as 300 items of free electrical energy each billing cycle for every family in Punjab if the AAP is voted to energy.
Sidhu mentioned the facility buy agreements (PPAs) signed through the earlier SAD-BJP authorities within the state are a stumbling block in offering low-cost energy to customers.
He mentioned mounted prices of hundreds of crores are being paid to non-public energy firms and demanded the cancellation of “defective” PPAs.
The CM on Wednesday had ordered energy utility PSPCL to cancel or revisit all “one-sided” PPAs signed with non-public firms which aren’t contractually obligated to produce ample energy to satisfy the height demand through the paddy sowing and summer season seasons.
With company inputs
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