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AAP to mount stir against govt over old-age pension, residential plots to ‘dalits’

Chandigarh, June 16 (UNI) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab has decided to mount a state-wide stir against the Captain Amarinder Singh government in the state, over the unkempt election promises peddled by the Congress among the Dalits and the poor, exerting pressure to keep it on tenterhooks to deliver on its promises.

At a meeting chaired by state SC Wing President Manjit Singh Bilaspur and Co-President Kulwant Singh Pandori (Both MLAs), several important decisions taken by the wing unanimously, including the raise monthly pension from Rs 750 to Rs 2,500 to the elderly, widows and physically-challenged and non-allotment of 5-marla residential plots to the eligible ‘Dalit’ families, as were promised by the Congress government in Punjab.
Others who were present on the occasion included party MLA Master Baldev Singh, Observer Dev Mann, Secretary Baljinder Singh Chounda and other leaders.

Manjit Singh Bilaspur and Kulwant Singh Pandori said the Captain Amarinder Singh government had proved itself to be an anti-Dalit government to the core, adding that during its more than three-year-old tenure the government had taken no step to fulfil the promises made to the people of Punjab, especially the Dalit community, which, they alleged were not on the government’s agenda, reflecting their anti-Dalit mindset.
On this occasion, Dev Mann and Baljinder Singh Chounda said that what to speak of the rise in the old-age pension to the beneficiaries, the government had failed to pay even a meagre pension of Rs 750, besides reneging on the promise of allotment of 5-marla plot each to the millions of homeless Dalit family in the state, which was why the SC wing had decided to launch a state-wide agitation to wake up the sleepy government from its deep slumber.
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