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Youth Cong ends statewide protests with dharna in Badal’s hometown

Punjab Youth Congress president Vikarmjit Singh Chaudhary slammed the mindset of the SAD-BJP combine towards the Centre.

Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana |
August 27, 2012 2:38:21 am

Punjab Youth Congress president Vikarmjit Singh Chaudhary slammed the mindset of the SAD-BJP combine towards the Centre

Members of the Punjab Youth Congress led by their president Vikarmjit Singh Chaudhary ended their statewide protests against the state government on Sunday by holding a dharna at Badal village in Sri Muktsar Sahib district — hometown of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

Chaudhary claimed the movement covered all 13 parliamentary constituencies and protests were held in front of the residences of SAD-BJP leaders against the hike in power tariff,unannounced power cuts,and imposition of VAT and other taxes in a bid to raise Rs 3000 crore in additional funds.

Lambasting the biased mindset of the state govt towards Centre-sponsored and poor-oriented programmes,Chaudhary said the state was running on funds given by the Centre like the recent decision to provide monetary relief directly to Punjab farmers. He alleged that the state government was diverting centre funds into other projects,but still accused the Centre for treating Punjab badly .

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“SAD-BJP is bestowing titles of Zinda Shaheed (Living Martyr) and applauding terrorists who assassinated the chief minister of the state,raising memorial of operation blue star after 28 years and eulogising relatives of the murderers of the prime minister annually. The main cause of concern is the inferred silence of Badal and ruling coalition partner BJP who evade responsibility by believing it to be the matter of SGPC,” said Chaudhry.

The leader maintained that Punjab Youth Congress smells the SAD-BJP govt’s acquiescence to radical and understanding of religious fanatics which would resurrect extremist ideology. “The Youth congress appeals to SAD-BJP to fulfill its poll manifesto promises and its assurance to provide employment to more than 45 lakh educated unemployed youth,” he added.

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