Ludhiana News- Municipal Corporation nearing to bankruptcy: Dewan, Pahalwan
District Congress Committee (Urban) president Pawan Dewan and the party’s assembly constituency area (East) in-charge Gurmel Singh Pahalwan hands over a cheque of grant worth Rs. 15.50 lakh for installation of water tubewell for ensuring the...
Ludhiana, September 22, 2013: District Congress Committee (Urban) president Pawan Dewan and the party’s assembly constituency area (East) in-charge Gurmel Singh Pahalwan have strongly condemned the ruling SAD-BJP combine government in the state and alleged that the state government had proved utter failure in every front, resulting to which the state was getting ruined.
Addressing a gathering at Grewal Colony in municipal ward No. 2 here today, they added people belonging to every section of the society were greatly upset with the functioning of Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana (MCL).
On the occasion, they handed over a cheque of grant worth Rs. 15.50 lakh for installation of water tubewell for ensuring the supply of pure drinking water in the locality concerned out of MPLAD Fund belonging to local MP and Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari.
Both the Congress leaders regretted that Ludhiana city had been lagging in the development and MCL was nearing to the bankruptcy as it had been lacking funds for releasing salaries to its employees. Under such circumstances it would be meaningless to talk if carrying out development projects in the city, they pointed out. They alleged that MCL was issuing cheques for releasing the payments but there were no funds in its bank accounts.
They alleged that the leaders of the ruling SAD-BJP combine did not know how to govern and it was evident from the fact that the ruling alliance had put the state under the debt of Rs. 1 lakh 2 thousand crores. They regretted that instead of learning something from its mistakes, the present state government was spending unnecessarily and people of the state were being burdened economically.
On the other hand, the state government had gifted property tax to people in Punjab, they said, adding BJP leaders were only seen clapping on taller claims being made by Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Among others, Vipan Vinayak, Sanjay Sharma, Varinder Sehgal, Harjinder Laddi, Advocate Ajay Kalsi, Naresh Sharma, Raj Kumar Soni, Mahanvir Prasad, Gursimran Singh Mand, Navnish Malhotra, Sunny Kainth and others were present.