Punjab govt running away from debate to hide its failures-Sukhbir Badal

Devinder Singh Kohli | November 27, 2017 08:33 PM
Punjab govt running away from debate to hide its failures-Sukhbir Badal

Chandigarh, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the Congress government's decision to further curtail the sittings of the ongoing Vidhan Sabha session proved that it was willing to run away from debate than answer up to its failures on all fronts.

In a statement here, the SAD president said it was shocking that legislative business in the ongoing session had been curtailed from three sittings to two. "The SAD had submitted a memorandum to the Speaker demanding the session be extended to discuss emergent issues. The Speaker and assured to look into the demand. However instead of doing this the business advisory council of the assembly, which is packed with Congress nominees, decreased the number of sittings from a meagre three to two. This proves that the government does not want to discuss any of the people issues listed by the SAD including a discussion on the crisis in the farm sector, break down of law and order, withdrawal of all social welfare facilities and non fulfilment of all all promises made to farmers, youth and unemployed".

Asserting that such an anti - democratic attitude did not behove any responsible government, the SAD president said the SAD-BJP alliance was not even consulted on the issue. "Former minister S Ajit Singh Kohar was only invited as a special invitee in the business advisory council meeting which decided to reduce the sittings in an arbitrary and dictatorial manner".

Mr Badal said despite such blatant attempts to suppress the voice of the people and its representatives, the SAD would relentlessly expose the government and take up people issues vigorously in the session. "We will not let the government escape from its responsibilities and ask it to explain to Punjabis why they deceived and betrayed them and failed to deliver on each and every front

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