Punjab Revenue & Public Relations Minister Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia today said that after RBI Governor D. Subbarao has squarely blamed Congress led UPA for the domestic currency’s pathetic slide, it has no moral authority to govern the country. He also appealed the President of India to declare financial emergency in the country keeping in view the present precarious financial situation created by the UPA regime. It may be mentioned here that the RBI Governor delivering 10th Nani Palkhivala memorial lecture minced no words in highlighting the Union government’s total failure in tackling the most sensitive issue of economy of the country.Interacting with media persons here, Mr. Majithia said that RBI was an independent and statutory body with impeccable integrity and its Governor’s outburst was not momentary rather it shows how the Finance Minister was desperately trying to impinge on its autonomy. He said that a day before Tata group's former head Mr. Ratan Tata had clearly indicted the present Union government for failing to control the notable devaluation of the Rupee. He said that it was not just the concern of India’s business houses but also a reflection on the UPA policies which had led the country into a deep financial crisis. He said that the concerns of top business houses of the country were the indication of more hard days as the Congress led UPA government seemed to have indifferent to all advices of financial experts. He said that with no international investor reposing faith in present regime's capability to pull the country out of this trouble, the various States too would suffer.
Mr. Majithia pointed out that the present ‘economists surplus’ UPA government has put the country in a hopeless situation by its wrong and anti-people policies as its all policies were tailor made to suit the few inpiduals like Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her coterie rather the welfare of common masses. He said that during Prime Minister Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee led NDA regime the growth rate of country touched 8 percent from 4.6 percent but now the 'world renowned' economists have plunged it to 3 percent. He said that after unleashing unprecedented inflation now it has ruined the overall economy of the country with rapid fall of rupee. He said that after analyzing the clear public mood of dumping this most in-efficient and corrupt government of the independent India, the Congress led UPA was hell bent upon to sell the country for its top brass’s vested interests. He dared PCC President Mr. Partap Singh Bajwa and Union Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Mr. Manish Tewari also to demand imposition of financial emergency in country in Parliament to prove their commitment for the motherland.
Mr. Majithia also asked Mr. Bajwa to raise the issues affecting Punjab’s interests; due to bias approach of Congress led UPA government, in Parliament rather enacting dramas for some media coverage in the state. He said that as a Parliamentarian and that too representing the border district facing numerous challenges, Mr. Bajwa should spend some time in Parliament to get something for his constituency if not for the state. He said that Mr. Bajwa should at least convince its own ‘government’ to amend the flood relief compensation and norms as per the prevailing situation.
Later on presiding over the of 3rd day of 4-day Babehali Shinjh & Cultural Festival, Mr. Majithia congratulated S. Gurbachan Singh Babehali, Chief Parliamentary Secretary for organizing such wonderful traditional wrestling competition and said that traditional Indian wrestling isn't just a sport - it's an ancient sub-culture, where the focus was on living a pure life, building strength and honing their wrestling skills.
He said that the efforts of Punjab Deputy Chief Minister S. Sukhbir Singh Badal for promotion of mother sport of Punjabis i.e. Kabbadi have resulted in lucrative contracts for Kabbadi player worldwide. The tremendous response to the three World Kabbadi Cup organized by the Punjab government has enhanced popularity of this game manifold. 4th World Cup Kabaddi in the State would be held this year in the month of December, he added. He said that the Deputy Chief Minister has now decided to popularize the traditional Kushti bouts (Wrestling) by organizing competition between the wrestlers of India, Pakistan and some Middle East nations.Reiterating the Punjab government's commitment to develop sports culture in the state, Mr Majithia informed that the sports budget of the state has been increased from Rs. 12.00 crore to Rs. 142 crore in year 2013-14. Rs. 200 crores have been spent on creation of world class infrastructurewithion/renovation/up-gradation of 13 international level sports stadiums. 3 % posts in the Government reserved for outstanding sports persons, he added.