Chandigarh, Feb 11 : Aam Adami Party (AAP) Punjab unit chief and MP Bhagwant Mann claimed that the ‘Bijli andolan’ spearheaded by the party in the state had received an overwhelming response from one and all as the high power tariff had affected not only the poor but other sections of the society as well.
Mann lambasted the erstwhile SAD-BJP government and the Capt Amarinder government, saying they were solely responsible for earning disquiet among those paying hefty power bills through their noses.
In a statement here on Monday, the AAP MP said he had been raising the issue on all fronts but to no avail. He accused Sukhbir Singh Badal for colluding with the private operators during the SAD-BJP regime by winding up the government thermal plants at Bathinda. This, he said, was a scam worth crores. The AAP had raised its voice against the dictatorial decision of the then government.
He said the Congress government in the state led by Captain too had failed to keep its poll promise to order inquiries against the government to unearth the scam involving crores. He said it was shocking to hear PPCC president and MP Sunil Jakhar saying that a whopping sum of Rs 2300 crore per annum was being usurped by those private thermal plants in which Sukhbir Badal was a party to the ‘slush’ money being paid from the government exchequer. He demanded that Captain should resign from the post on the allegation by PPCC chief and senior leader Sunil Jakhar. (UNI)