(New Delhi) Chidambaram ProvokesStates to Demand Transfer of Cash to Poor
, Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday urged CMs of states where the party is in power to unanimously demand for transfer of cash to every poor family.
He said the poor have lost their jobs and have exhausted their savings. They are now standing in lines to get free food
Chidambaram said remonetising the poor would cost only Rs 65,000 crore, which is economically viable.
Former FM Tweeted “Chief ministers Amarinder Singh, Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel, V Narayanasami, Uddhav Thackeray and E Palaniswani should tell the prime minister today that just as LIVES are important LIVELIHOOD of the poor is important,
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[Chd,Pb]Amarinder’s Aim is to Put Me in Jail So I Am Prepared To Go To Jail:Badal
Former Five Time Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday said that his successor Amarinder Singh’s only aim was to put him behind bars.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch was reacting to the chief minister’s address in the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday wherein he vowed to punish those guilty of the “horrendous” 2015 sacrilege incidents in the state.
Badal Said “After reading what Amarinder had said in the assembly, I straightaway came from my village to Chandigarh… I told the DGP that I am available for arrest… I am prepared to go to any jail in the country,” Badal said, adding that his fight against the policies of the Congress would continue.
Winding up the discussion on the Governor’s address in the ongoing Punjab budget session here, Singh spoke on incidents of sacrilege of religious texts and said that they occurred because of the “failure of the law and order system” during the SAD regime.
“What was that (sacrilege incidents). It was a failure of the law and order system,” Singh had said while pointing out that the Badal government had failed to accept even their own Commission’s report into the sacrilege incidents.
Amarinder had further informed the House that the Special Investigative Team formed to probe sacrilege and police firing incidents was doing its work and that he would take the findings of the Ranjit Singh Commission report to their logical conclusion.
However, Badal termed the SIT and the Commission set up by the Congress government as a “drama” and asserted: “Amarinder’s only goal is to put me in jail.”
The SAD leader further said that the Congress wanted to take control of the Sikh shrines in the state.
However, if there were any shortcomings in the probe of sacrilege incidents by the SAD-BJP combine government, then I apologise for it, Badal said further.
On February 18, the SIT probing the police firing at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura on anti-sacrilege protesters, had arrested Inspector General Paramraj Singh Umranangal on the basis of evidence that he was in command and the procedure adopted to open fire was not correct.
Two persons were killed in the police firing in Behbal Kalan of Faridkot district.
[Majitha,Pb]Rahul Officially Tags Capt Amarinder as CM Candidate Of Punjab
Rahul Gandhi today announced that Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh will be the party’s chief ministerial face in the high-stakes Assembly polls.
74-year-old Amarinder, who is fighting his last election, will be the next Chief Minister, if the party forms government in Punjab.
Rahul, addressing the rally in the pocket-borough of Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia, said Amarinder alone can change Punjab and set it right along with the support of the people of the state and there is no other way out.
Ruling SAD and AAP have been mocking Congress, asking why the party was not declaring Amarinder as its chief ministerial candidate for the February 4 Assembly polls.
Rahul said Punjab will not be run by “remote control” as it does not need one, taking a veiled dig at Kejriwal and accusing him of wanting to become Delhi and Punjab chief minister at the same time.
He also made a scathing attack on the ruling Badals, accusing them of ruining Punjab and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of siding with them and talking of removing corruption.
Rahul, who began his three-day election tour to the poll-bound state by addressing his first public meeting in the presence of Amarinder and Navjot Singh Sidhu, also attacked AAP and Kejriwal of trying to befool the people of the state by making false and empty promises.