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SAD challenges CM to prove single penny released to SGPC on account of state GST refund

Chandigarh, Sep 22 (UNI) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today challenged Congress chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to prove that a single penny had been released to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on account of State GST refund on ‘langar’ for Sri Darbar Sahib and other Takths.

Asking the chief minister to stop fooling the people of Punjab if he did not know what was happening in his government, SAD leaders Prem Singh Chandumajra and Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said the truth was that the SGPC had not received a single rupee on account of State GST refund. “Despite this you are constantly giving statements without checking what your government is doing. This only proves what an ineffective and failed chief minister you are”.

The SAD leaders said nothing much could be expected from someone who had taken a false oath in the name of Dasam Pitah Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji and not even expressed regret for the same. “Calling other people names will not change the truth. The truth is that people of Punjab have seen through your web of lies and deceit and will never trust your word again”.

The SAD leaders asked the chief minister to prove that he was not a habitual liar as was apparent by putting the receipt of Rs 3.27 crore State GST refund supposedly given to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) in public domain. “Don’t hide behind the bushes. Make the State GST refund transfer details public or else apologize to the Sikh community for lying to them on such a pious issue which is central to their faith”.

The SAD asked the CM not to beat about the bush with long winding explanations for his failures and simply tell the Sikh masses why he was misleading them with stories of allocating funds for GST refund. “Even you would know that an allocation does not amount to a transfer”.

Prof Chandumajra and Dr Cheema also reminded Capt Amarinder that it was former chief minister S Parkash Singh Badal who started the practice of refunding the complete State share on account of VAT to Sri Darbar Sahib and other Takths. They said this practice was stopped once the Congress government took over the reins of the State and even now not one rupee on account of State GST on ‘langar’ had been refunded to the SGPC.
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