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SAD asks CM to visit field to address problems of people

Bikram Singh Majithia asks CM to give Rs 6,000 to Khet Mazdoor and daily wagers

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Majitha (Amritsar) , 27 Apr 2020

Former minister Bikram Singh Majithia today launched another sanitisation drive in this constituency, even as he urged chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to visit villages and Mandis to know about the reality of the situation on ground zero and address it at the earliest.Talking to newsmen here after launching another sanitisation drive, this time with a Japanese machine besides others, Mr Bikram Majithia said PR exercise would not work any longer. "Direct action is needed. The chief minister should give direct cash benefit of Rs 6,000 to all Khet Mazdoor and daily wagers besides halving power bills for all domestic consumers, removing all municipal taxes and doing away with fixed charges for the industry".Mr Majithia also urged the chief minister to visit Mandis and see the state of affairs for himself. He said farmers were not being issued e-passes because there was a shortage of gunny bags. He said presently farmers were finding it difficult to sell their produce with agencies citing inability to procure due to moisture norms. "Farmers are also not being paid for their produce as promised. Mandis are also clogged because lifting is not taking place. He said even yields had gone down and a bonus was needed on wheat MSP to help farmers in their hour of crisis.The SAD leader also asked the chief minister to take strict action in the case of scam in procurement of PPE kits from MPLAD funds. He said this amounted to playing with the lives of frontline workers and demanded immediate action be taken in the matter. He also stressed the need to encourage health workers by doubling their salary on the Haryana pattern, giving insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh to journalists and enhancing milk procurement rates instead of decreasing them as had happened presently. The Majitha legislator also demanded that all Punjabis who were stranded in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Bihar and Chattisgarh besides other places also be repatriated at the earliest. Mr Majithia also pointed out that politicisation was still occurring in the distribution of ration. He said Congressmen had also apparently been given a free hand to indulge in liquor smuggling. He said two cases had already come to light. He said in one case a legislator's family was caught selling liquor illegally in Ropar while in the other case an illegal distillery had been unearthed in Khanna. "No action had been taken in both cases. In the second case the distillery has been unearthed in the area of he same SHO who disrobed two Gursikh and disrespected their religious articles of faith. EOM 


Tags: Bikram Singh Majithia , Coronavirus



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