Demands cancellation of power agreements first in Cabinet after which by Assembly
Said, suggestions of Ahluwalia Committee also needs to be rejected by Vidhan Sabha endlessly
CHANDIGARH: Regarding the letter written to PSPCL by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to overview or cancel the power buy agreements (PPAs), senior chief of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Harpal Singh Cheema questioned if by writing a letter to the Managing Director of Powercom, the lethal power deals for Punjab might be canceled or reviewed; then the place did Captain and the Congressmen have been sleeping for four-and-a-half-years. Promising assist within the cancellation of the power deals, Cheema stated if the Chief Minister was actually severe, he ought to instantly cancel the PPAs within the Cabinet assembly after which by the Assembly session; which have been handed by the Badal cupboard in the course of the SAD-BJP authorities.
Addressing a press convention held on the social gathering headquarters right here on Thursday, Harpal Singh Cheema stated, “This sport of letters is one other betrayal of the individuals of Punjab and a ploy by the Congress authorities to waste time.” He additional requested Captain Amarinder Singh to clarify to the general public why he was operating away from convening the cupboard assembly. Cheema stated that no assembly of the Punjab Cabinet had been convened from the final 41 days. “It has not occurred till now that there was no Cabinet assembly for therefore many days,” he added. Demanding the convening of the Assembly session, Harpal Singh Cheema requested if Captain Amarinder would inform the place the white paper on the PPAs was, that was floated within the Assembly.
The LoP stated Captain’s letter made it clear that the Aam Aadmi Party, which had been elevating the problem of cancellation of power deals for the final 7-8 years from villages, localities to Assembly and had been staging dharnas; have been completely proper and pro-people. “This additionally corroborates our allegation that the Badals had fastened a fee (brokerage) with the personal power firms and the identical fee was later fastened by the Congress authorities. As a outcome, everybody, together with Captain, Jakhar, fell silent and Navjot Sidhu stepped down from taking cost of the power division,” stated Cheema.
On the suggestions of the Montek Singh Ahluwalia Committee, Harpal Singh Cheema stated that the committee needed to finish all subsidies together with electrical energy to the individuals of Punjab. He alleged that the Ahluwalia committee was arrange by Captain; however was run by the Narendra Modi authorities. “As a outcome, Ahluwalia is making the identical suggestions that the Modi authorities is making an attempt to impose by the brand new Electricity Amendment Bill, 2021,” he stated. Cheema additionally demanded that the federal government reject the suggestions of the Ahluwalia Committee by the Assembly endlessly.
The AAP chief demanded that the overview and cancellation of the power buy agreements also needs to be below the supervision of the Honorable High Court and motion ought to be taken towards those that are responsible and have betrayed Punjab. “At the identical time, crores of rupees ought to be recovered from the Badals, power firms, officers and brokers who had looted the treasury and the individuals of Punjab in these 8-10 years,” stated Cheema.