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BJP leader attacks Arvind Kejriwal while Punjab Rs 1 seeks Lakh Crore center aid


The BJP leader said Punjab has a debt burden of Rs 3 lakh crore.

Chandigarh:

BJP leader Manjinder Sirsa on Thursday targeted AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal after Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann sought a Rs 1 lakh crore financial package at the center, saying the party was looking for money for the free items he announced at the time of the state polls.

Mann sought the special package for the revival of the state’s economy and to ensure its holistic development during his first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after accepting the leadership.

“Delhi Prime Minister and Aam Aadmi Party’s convener Arvind Kejriwal’s lies were exposed by the claim of Rs 1 lakh crore by Punjab Prime Minister Bhagwant Mann of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his meeting today,” Mr Sirsa said in a statement.

Mr Sirsa claimed that Kejriwal always used lies to seek the votes of people and he did the same in Punjab during last month’s elections.

“Kejriwal announced a multitude of guarantees for the provision of free power, Rs 1 000 per month to women and others and when asked about how they will manage finances, he replied that they would save money from sand mining, excise policy and by to stop corruption, “said Mr Sirsa.

Only a week has passed since the formation of the AAP government in Punjab and the prime minister has already approached the prime minister to seek Rs 1 lakh crore “to provide this for free as announced by his mentor Arvind Kejriwal”.

The BJP leader said Punjab has a debt burden of Rs 3 lakh crore. This fact was known to all, including Kejriwal, and still he made the announcements about several free offers that would only push the state deeper into debt.

As prime minister, Mann has every right to make demands of the prime minister “but the demand to provide money for the fulfillment of promises made by them to Punjabis is totally unjustified”.

“This tendency to make announcements and then approach the central government for money can prove disastrous for a nation, as more and more leaders like Kejriwal will do the same.

“Now, when Himachal Pradesh is going to have elections in a few months, Kejriwal is on his way to hill state where he will repeat the same (promises) he made in Punjab,” he said.

During his meeting with the Prime Minister, Mr Mann briefed him on the poor fiscal health of the state and said the previous governments had left a huge burden of Rs 3 lakh crore.

An official statement from the Punjab government said Mann was seeking an immediate financial package of Rs 50,000 crore each for two years to put the derailed economy back on track.

He hoped that with this financial aid, the state’s economy would become self-sufficient and economically viable during the third year.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by techlives staff and is being published from a syndicated stream.)

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