Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024


Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Friday raised concern over state’s monetary state of affairs, saying its debt has elevated by roughly Rs 50, 000 crore throughout the one and a half 12 months helm of the AAP authorities.

Responding to Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s letter to him concerning the discharge of the Rural Development Fund (RDF) from the Centre, the Governor reaffirmed his dedication to serving the individuals whereas highlighting the complexities surrounding the RDF situation that’s at the moment sub-judice.

The Governor expressed his dedication to his obligation of serving the individuals of Punjab and acknowledged the Chief Minister’s request for his intervention in taking over the RDF case of Rs 5, 637 crore with the Prime Minister of India.

However, the Governor in a letter to the Chief Minister replied, “the matter is currently sub-judice and that the Chief Minister had already approached the Supreme Court before seeking his involvement.”

The Governor emphasised the significance of respecting the due strategy of regulation and awaiting the judicial determination on the matter.

He mentioned permitting the judicial determination to unfold could be applicable earlier than taking any additional motion on this situation.

To facilitate a extra knowledgeable strategy in addressing the RDF matter, the Governor requested the Chief Minister to offer detailed info concerning the utilisation of this substantial quantity of debt.

This info, the Governor believes, will allow him to successfully current the case to the Prime Minister and display that the funds have been utilised in a accountable and useful method for the individuals of Punjab.

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