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Badals ran govt as business in Punjab; Modi doing same at Centre : Jakhar

Badals ran govt as business in Punjab; Modi doing same at Centre : Jakhar

Batala, Oct 7 (UNI) Punjab Congress chief and party candidate for the Gurdaspur bypoll Sunil Jakhar on Saturday lambasted the Badals for running the government as a personal fiefdom, to fill their own coffers at the cost of the state exchequer, during their decade-long rule. At a meeting with Anaj Mandi Aartiya Association here, he said the Badals were never interested in the welfare of the state and had spent those 10 years promoting their business interests. They were only keen to make money out of their transport service, not caring about the losses incurred by Punjab Roadways in the process, said Mr Jakhar, citing an example of the business empires built by the Akali leaders. Blaming the ill-conceived policies of the erstwhile SAD-BJP government for the agrarian crisis and the spate of continuing farmer suicides in Punjab, Mr Jakhar said the Badal government had siphoned away Rs 3200 crore of the state’s money to the Centre to cover up their own frauds. The cash-crunched state government was now giving interest on the loan taken against this amount, and would eventually have to pay a whopping Rs 7000 crore to the Central government, he lamented, adding that the farmers of Punjab were paying the price for this. Pointing out that the Modi government at the Centre was also following anti-farmer and anti-poor policies, Mr Jakhar quipped that in a country where rulers become businessmen, the common people end up as beggars. Dubbing the Modi government as a government of industrialists and business houses, the PPCC chief said despite the declining global fuel prices, the cost of petrol and diesel in India was shooting through the roof because of the Centre’s anti-people philosophy. Traders and small businessmen were angry with the Modi government and the people of the country lived in a state of perpetual fear, Mr Jakhar observed, adding that even during the festive season of Diwali there was a pall of gloom everywhere. Every time Mr Modi comes out with his `mann ki baat’, people get scared, not knowing what bombshell he planned to throw now, said Mr Jakhar, referring to the Prime Minister’s live radio programme and his demonetisation announcement. The Congress alone could put a check on the country’s deteriorating situation, said the Punjab Congress president, assuring the people that the Capt Amarinder Singh led government in the state would put Punjab back on the path of development and progress in the remaining four and a half years of its rule. UNI DB SW 1657

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Gunmen attack JK bank vehicle, 2 injured

11 Dec 2017 | 3:45 PM

Srinagar, Dec 11 (UNI) Two employees of Jammu and Kashmir Bank were injured when unidentified gunmen fired at their vehicle in Shopian district on Monday afternoon, official sources said.

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Goa CM briefs MLAs, NGOs, activists about National Waterways Act, other issues

11 Dec 2017 | 3:43 PM

Panaji, Dec 11 (UNI) Ahead of Winter Session of the Goa Legislative Assembly, which starts from December 13, State Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday briefed Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs), both from the ruling as well as the opposition, representatives of local self governing bodies, Non-Governmental Organisations and social activists about several issues related to National Waterways Act, among others.

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Higher reaches receive snowfall, drizzling in Himachal

11 Dec 2017 | 3:30 PM

Shimla, Dec 11 (UNI) Higher reaches in Himachal Pradesh on Monday experienced snowfall and drizzling.

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DJ among three arrested in drug

11 Dec 2017 | 3:22 PM

Kolkata, Dec 11 (UNI) Anticipating smuggling of drugs and other
narcotics ahead of New Year, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)
following specific inputs arrested three drug peddlers, including a DJ,
from different parts of the city and seized around 2.

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Samajwadi party  stages   silent protest, urges Apex court to constitute  Tribunal for Mahanadi water  dispute

Samajwadi party stages silent protest, urges Apex court to constitute Tribunal for Mahanadi water dispute

11 Dec 2017 | 2:12 PM

Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 (UNI) The Odisha State Committee of Samajwadi Party today held a silent demonstration holding banners and placards and appealed to the Supreme Court for constitution of Mahanadi Tribunal to resolve the dispute between Chhattisgarh and Odisha.

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