Akalis Protest Against Liquor Scam,Fuel Price Hike,Mining

(Chd,Pb)Akalis Protest Against Liquor Scam,Fuel Price Hike,Mining
The opposition Shiromani Akali Dal on Tuesday held statewide protests against the hike in fuel prices, alleged liquor scam and illegal mining in Punjab.
Leading a protest in Mohali’s Zirakpur, SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal demanded that the Punjab government slash fuel prices by Rs 10 a litre.
Once the Punjab government reduces fuel prices by Rs 10 per litre, we will ask the Centre to do the same, the SAD president said, adding that they have already written to PM Narendra Modi to cut central excise duty on fuel.
Badal said that the state should compensate private schools by submitting their six months’ fee in advance.
Meanwhile, former minister Bikram Singh Majithia in Amritsar said diesel is the costliest in Punjab when compared with neighbouring states.
Majithia demanded a central probe into the embezzlement and wrongful distribution of ration by the Congress government.
He alleged that the ration sent by the Centre for 1.40 crore people was diverted to Congressmen who embezzled it and sold it on the open market.
At Rupnagar, senior leader Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said the SAD was forced to come out and hold dharnas because the Congress-led government were following anti-people policies.
He alleged the sand mafia has been given a free hand by the Congress government due to which Congressmen were enriching themselves at the cost of the state treasury.