Congmen stage protest against ‘corrupt’ govt
Submit memorandum to governor, demand dismissal of government
LUDHIANA: Demanding dismissal of the Akali-BJP government, Congress workers led by district Congress committee urban and rural presidents Pawan Dewan and Malkiat Singh Dakha staged a protest outside the Mini Secretariat here on Monday.
MP and Congress national spokesperson Manish Tewari and Fatehgarh Sahib MP Sukhdev Singh Libra addressed the dharna.
Speaking on the occasion, Tewari lashed out at the ruling state government and said: "Though some BJP ministers such as Manoranjan Kalia have been removed on the charges of corruption, there are many others who still enjoy power and freedom."
Libra said: "The Akali-BJP government has turned out to be the worst government in the history of Punjab, as the rulers are involved in loot and robbery of the resources."
Dewan and Dakha also addressed the dharna.
Demanding the dismissal of the government and imposition of governor's rule, the protesters submitted a memorandum to the governor through the deputy commissioner.
The memorandum submitted by the party alleged that there was rampant corruption and rules were broken by the government in the state.
"The constitutional machinery has failed, thus making it a fit case of dismissal and imposition of the governor's rule in the state," stated the memorandum.
Listing the failures of the government, the memorandum stated: " This government is mired neck-deep in corruption. The level of corruption has crossed all limits. Right from the lower level such as police station or the patwar khana to the top-level minister, everyone is corrupt. It is impossible to get the work done without giving bribe."
The memorandum alleged that the government had indulged in loot and robbery of public money.
“ The officials with due patronage from the Akali-BJP government siphoned off crores of rupees meant for the houses for scheduled castes under the Indra Awas Yojana. The officer concerned was rehabilitated with a prime posting,” pointed out the memorandum.
The memorandum also drew the attention towards grabbing of all sand-mining contracts, transport business, cable network, liquor business and taxi and auto business.
District Congress Committee workers sitting on a dharna outside Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Monday.