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Congress Rakes Up Issues Just For The Sake Of Boycotts: Majithia

Excise Collection Increased From Rs. 7326 Crore To Rs. 10870.90 Crore I.E. 48 %

Bikram Singh Majithia addressing a press conference during budget session at Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Chandigarh

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Chandigarh , 28 Jun 2012

Bikram Singh Majithia, Revenue and Information and Public Relations Minister today lashed out at the Congress Party for deliberately raking up certain baseless issues in the Vidhan Sabha for the last five years just for the sake of boycotting the ensuing session. Majithia said that the Congress Party has yet to come out of the shock after the defeat in both Vidhan Sabha and recently held civic bodies' elections in the state. He also said that the SAD-BJP combine would also win all the 13 Parliamentary seats in the coming 2014 Parliament Elections. Congress would be irrelevant from the political scene of Punjab.In a statement issued here, Majithia said that the leaders of the Congress were trying to demonstrate their concern over public issues in and outside Vidhan Sabha where as in reality they were involved in frivolities. Terming the leaders of the congress party with having double standards, Majithia said that there has been a well defined "pecuniary agreement" between top congressmen and some inpiduals aiming at their personal gains in general and ruining the state in particular. He also said that during 2002-07 state under Congress’ regime was in terribly bad fiscal health because of the autocratic and self centered approach of its leaders.pulging the revenue collection details during congress regime, Majithia said that total revenue collected from  VAT, Excise during  Congress regime from 2002-07 was only 27339.66 crore which was increased to 55148.89 crore during 2007-12. He said that this increase of 101.72% in revenue collection was done merely by checking the tax evasion and not by imposing fresh taxes on people.Majithia said that the number of quarries has been reduced to 241 in 2011-12 from a total 527 in 2007-08. This reduction was due to the environmental clearances norms fixed by Government of India, which are mandatory and there was no role of state government in this. He said that the revenue collection from these quarries has also increased from Rs. 52 crores during Congress regime to Rs. 172 crores by the ruling SAD-BJP combine. He asked the Congress Party to explain about the loss in revenue collection during their regime and it was the Congress Party, who was solely responsible for this huge loss to the state exchequer. He said that the Government had shut down the sand mining due to reports of alleged illegal mining reported in a section of media and it was moral duty of Government to take cognizance of such reports and to initiate an inquiry. He said that now the Congress is being very unfair and hypocrite while criticizing the Government’s action which was earlier demanded by them.Appreciating Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's concern for the welfare of state, Majithia said that the SAD-BJP government is committed to provide clean and transparent administration. 

 

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