Discuss SAD’s Rs 31K-cr food credit, says Sunil Jakhar

Discuss SAD’s Rs 31K-cr food credit, says Sunil Jakhar

Sunil Jakhar, PPCC Chief - File photo

Chandigarh, March 7

PPCC president Sunil Jakhar has written to Speaker Rana KP Singh to initiate a discussion during the Budget session on the Rs 31,000 crore legacy on account of food credit left behind by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).

Sunil Jakhar, PPCC Chief

Hiranwali villagers in Fazilka have been protesting against a liquor unit for days. Sukhbir Singh Badal was holding the Excise Ministry when the licence for the unit was issued on August 28, 2015. He must come clean on the issue.

Jakhar also urged the Speaker to give enough time to former Finance Minister Parminder Dhindsa to explain series of deliberations detailing the role played by the SAD and BJP leadership in mortgaging the state’s financial independence.

He further said Dhindsa should come clean and explain to the people of Punjab about his political compulsions which led him to mortgage the state’s interests in this callous manner.

Meanwhile, coming out in support of protesting residents of 29 villages who are demanding shifting of the Hiranwali liquor factory in Fazilka, Jakhar questioned SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal for his role in first issuing the licence and now doing the “drama” of supporting the protest.

Challenging him to make public the name of the person he issued the licence to, who further sold it to an industrialist, Jakhar said a group of Hiranwali villagers had been protesting against the liquor unit for days. The PPCC chief asked Sukhbir, who was also holding the Excise Ministry when the licence for the liquor unit was issued by the SAD-BJP regime on August 28, 2015, to come clean on the issue during his visit to

the village tomorrow. The licence, Jakhar said, was given by Sukhbir to one of Akali loyalists who further sold it for Rs 13 crore. — TNS

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