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Navjot Sidhu seeks transparency from Congress govt

The disaster in Punjab Congress continued unabated as Navjot Sidhu once more took potshots on the state authorities demanding monetary accountability and transparency. This comes practically every week after the Charanjit Singh Channi-led Cabinet permitted an modification to the Punjab Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003 in order that it will probably avail the good thing about the Normal Net Borrowing Ceiling of 4% of the projected Gross State Domestic Product in 2021-22. Highlighting that Punjab is probably the most indebted state in India, Sidhu claimed that debt accounts for 50% of the state GDP.

Flagging that half of Punjab’s expenditure is funded by costly debt, he argued towards makes an attempt to divert consideration from “real issues”. The former swashbuckling cricketer additionally referred to as upon the Congress authorities to disclose the supply of funds for each new scheme and harassed the necessity to make public the state’s fiscal well being each month. In a veiled dig at Channi, he hinted that the taxes weren’t being routed again to individuals within the type of improvement.

Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Channi remarked, “Borrowing is not the way forward! Taxes should not go to settle debt but go back to the people in the form of development. Solution-oriented model is to stop theft of State’s resources, fill up public exchequer and create a Welfare State through income generation.”

Sidhu-Channi faceoff over AG

Earlier, Navjot Sidhu had expressed dissatisfaction over APS Deol’s appointment because the Advocate General as a result of the latter had appeared for former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini and different accused within the sacrilege instances within the Punjab and Haryana High Court. On November 6, Deol launched an announcement accusing Sidhu of obstructing the functioning of the federal government. He alleged that the Punjab Congress president was spreading “misinformation” about sacrilege instances and the medicine matter to achieve political benefit over his colleagues. He additionally claimed that the constitutional workplace of the AG was being focused to malign Congress in view of the polls.

Throwing weight behind his authorized staff, Charanjit Singh Channi asserted, “Our lawyers have fought hard and got permission for interrogating Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in sacrilege cases. Our guru’s issue will be solved soon. The drugs matter is a serious matter of our state. The sealed reports on the drugs case which has been submitted to High Court will hopefully open on November 18. People who ruined Punjab have to answer”. However, Sidhu continued his diatribe towards the state authorities by questioning its inaction within the sacrilege instances and the medicine menace.

Taking a U-turn on November 9, the Punjab CM introduced {that a} new AG, in addition to DGP, shall be appointed quickly. The former swashbuckling batsman’s presence within the press convention is being perceived as a sign that the Congress excessive command has managed to dealer a short lived truce between the 2 leaders. However, the Sonia Gandhi-led party faces a tricky job within the 2022 Punjab Assembly polls with the Shiromani Akali Dal, Punjab Lok Congress and AAP searching for to make inroads.

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