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Navjot Singh Sidhu questions economic viability of election sops

Press Reporter News Service

Amritsar, November 24

A day after the conclusion of a two-day tour of AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal to the poll-bound state, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh questioned the financial viability of freebies being promised by political events forward of the Meeting election.

He didn’t even spare his get together’s authorities, as he mentioned the announcement made by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi to cap cable TV prices at Rs 100 monthly was not virtually doable as TRAI had fastened the speed at Rs 130. Nevertheless, he swiftly added that Channi’s efficiency was higher than former CM Capt Amarinder Singh.

“In 2017, I launched within the Cupboard the Punjab Entertainments Taxes Invoice to finish the monopoly of the cable mafia and to offer cheaper cable connections to folks,” he mentioned. The PCC chief mentioned his Punjab mannequin was “coverage primarily based” and aimed toward offering aid from monopolies. “Sops will empty the state exchequer and kill livelihoods,” he mentioned.

Addressing mediapersons after the inauguration of developmental initiatives in his Meeting constituency right here on Wednesday, Sidhu additionally hit out at AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal over the announcement of offering Rs 1,000 per girl. He mentioned, “A easy calculation will expose whether or not it’s sensible or not. As an illustration, offering 26 lakh jobs will imply an expenditure of Rs 93,000 crore, giving Rs 1,000 per girl will value Rs 12,000 crore and two-kilowatt free energy provide will value Rs 3,600 crore. When taken collectively, all these freebies will value Rs 1.10 lakh crore. The full price range of Punjab stands at Rs 72,000 crore. From the place will Kejriwal carry the remainder of the cash?”

He mentioned there was a giant distinction between Delhi and Punjab. Delhi is a self-sufficient state whereas Punjab is underneath debt of Rs 7 lakh crore.

Freebies will empty coffers

My Punjab mannequin is ‘coverage primarily based’ and goals at offering aid from monopolies. Sops will empty the state coffers and kill livelihoods. Navjot Singh Sidhu, PCC chief

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