Amarinder also discussed with the finance minister the issue of settlement of Rs 31,000 crore CCL related debt to ease the state’s financial burden. He requested Jaitley to set up a committee on the issue, which he had earlier also taken up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
CM Amarinder Singh has demanded GST exemption. He said, “The levy of GST on goods purchased by these institutions was not fair as they did not have any source of income and were being run and managed through donations.”
Amarinder who met Modi in Delhi on Tuesday sought his intervention in settling Rs 31000 crore debt, resulting from the CCL legacy gap of Rs 12,500 crore and the high interest imposed on it by the Centre, said a statement issued by the government.
Amarinder’s accusation, during a gurdwara function at Delhi, drew a sharp response from the Akali patriarch but was greeted with relief among Congressmen who have been uneasy about his perceived chumminess with the Badals.
Amarinder had on Saturday alleged that it was Badal, who was behind the “unwarranted” police firing during an anti-sacrilege protest in Faridkot in 2015, which resulted in the killing of two persons.
The unions questioned Captain Amarinder Singh about the forms filled during his campaigning promising that every type of loan will be waived off without any condition on income or land-holding size of the farmers.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh reiterated steps taken to eliminate a “VIP culture” in the state and allayed apprehensions of the introduction of VIP numbers for officers, saying that only ‘G’ would be added to government vehicle number plates.
The amount has been released against pending wages of Vikram Singh, who has refused to leave the ship along with five other Indian nationals on account of non-payment of their salaries for several months.
Two months ago, the Punjab CM had refused to meet the visiting Canadian defence minister
The media reports claimed that kin of some politicians and at least six former judges are among the 121 names announced by the Punjab government on Friday for appointment as law officers.
In a message to the people of Canada, he said the enactment of Canada’s Constitution Act on July 1, 1867, laid the foundation for the emergence of “one of the brightest stars on the global landscape. Amarinder Singh also extended special greetings to the large Indian community in Canada
Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh assured the farmers’ organisations that his government would engage with them in a continuous dialogue.
He added that his government was committed to waiving the loans of the farmers, even though the state’s debt burden had turned out to be “much higher than anticipated”.
The Bill, tabled by Health and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Brahm Mohindra, was among the 12 bills passed by the Assembly in the absence of the Opposition, which had staged a walkout.
As the question hour began, SAD president Sukhbir Badal and AAP legislature party chief H S Phoolka demanded an apology from the Speaker and Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for “denigration” of Sikh values in the Assembly which they said had hurt the sentiments of Sikhs.