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Punjab session to be stormy affair; Cong, Opposition draw battle lines

Cong to protest rising fuel prices; SAD, AAP to gherao Vidhan Sabha

Punjab session to be stormy affair; Cong, Opposition draw battle lines

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 28

The Budget session of the Punjab Assembly, which is scheduled to begin on Monday, is expected to be a stormy affair. While the SAD has decided to gherao the Vidhan Sabha over “unfulfilled” poll promises, the Congress will protest outside the Governor House over rising fuel and LPG prices.

The Aam Aadmi Party too has announced to corner the ruling party over its “poor performance” in the last four years.

The Congress government has been at loggerheads with the Governor over the latter’s “refusal” to forward to the President amendments passed by the House to counter the three farm laws.

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has already stated that the amended legislations would again be passed as “the Constitution provides that if Bills are passed twice by the Vidhan Sabha these will have to be sent to the President”.

“The ruling MLAs will maintain decorum during the Governor’s Address, but we want him to address our concerns,” said a senior party leader.

PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar said: “While reaffirming its pro-farmer resolve, the Congress will try to expose the SAD over its role in passing the farm laws and AAP’s false propaganda on the matter.”

SAD leader Dr Daljit Cheema alleged that Capt Amarinder Singh had failed to fulfil promises like implementation of complete farm debt waiver, unemployment allowance etc.

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