Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024


Chandigarh- The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday requested Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to clarify why he was not taking over a single case of discrimination towards Punjab throughout his ongoing “Bharat Yatra” with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

In a press release right here, senior SAD chief Daljit Singh Cheema stated it was stunning that Mann had visited numerous states and met his counterparts and outstanding political leaders to solicit their assist towards the ordinance promulgated by the Central authorities to make the Lt Governor of Delhi the ultimate authority on postings and transfers, however had failed to boost injustices completed to Punjab.

Asking the Chief Minister to clarify his silence to Punjabis, Cheema stated “never in the history of Punjab has the state witnessed a Chief Minister who has become completely subservient to the wishes of another state to the extent that he does not use even available forums to demand justice for his state”.

Asserting that Chandigarh was additionally a Union Territory like Delhi, Cheema stated “Bhagwant Mann has not spoken out against the repeated manner in which the Centre had diluted Punjab’s claim over Chandigarh. This includes not maintaining the 60:40 ratio in postings of Punjab and Haryana officers respectively in the UT, creation of UT cadre which has robbed Punjab officials of posts in both the civil and police departments, allocation of central pay scales to Chandigarh employees and doing away with Punjabi in all official functioning”.

The SAD chief stated the Chief Minister had additionally didn’t take up the difficulty of the dilution of the federal spirit of the Constitution by selections, together with extending the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF) from 15 km from the worldwide border to 50 km and eradicating Punjab from determination making within the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) by disposing of its member within the board.

He stated the Chief Minister had even not protested when Punjabi was eliminated as a minor topic within the CBSE.

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