Industry leaving Punjab: Amarinder Former CM Blames State Govt’s Policies For This
Muktsar: Former chief minister Amarinder Singh on Friday accused the SAD-BJP government of throttling the industry and trade in the state and of allowing the law and order situation here to deteriorate. He said distressed industrialists had started shifting their units to other states. While speaking to mediapersons on Friday at Muktsar, Amarinder alleged Trident Group of Industries was compelled to shift its Rs 600 crore project to Madhya Pradesh due to the anti-industry policies of the state government. More worrisome is that the industrialists in the state do not feel secure, said Amarinder. In just six months of its formation, the SAD-BJP government has registered failures on all fronts and the economic condition of the state is so poor that even government employees are not getting their salaries, alleged Amarinder. He was in Muktsar to attend the bhog ceremony of a senior Congress party leader Avtar Singh Sidhu, who died of cancer some days back. The lack of vision and poor economic policies of the government have worsened its financial condition, he said. The earnings from stamp duty, which reached Rs 1,400 crore per annum during Congress regime have fallen to Rs 400 crore per annum under the SAD-BJP regime, said Amarinder Singh. He said in the coming days the Congress will move Supreme Court, seeking transfer of investigation of corruption cases against Badal family members from Punjab Vigilance Bureau to a Central government agency. “Everyone already knows the fate of the corruption case. Can the state vigilance department dare to proceed against its CM and his family members? The answer is obvious to everyone. So there is no logic in allowing vigilance bureau to proceed with the corruption case against Badal,” said Amarinder. He added, “I am not scared of the vigilance case against me in Ludhiana city centre scam. People will know the truth in the coming days,” he claimed