Punjab Budget session, Day 2: Congress seeks House decision for early SGPC polls


The concern of pending elections of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) resonated within the Vidhan Sabha with the ruling Congress favouring a decision to be handed by the House demanding early conduct of the polls whereas the Akalis accused the state authorities of inflicting obstructions in the way in which of the Chief Commissioner (Gurdwara Elections).

The matter cropped up throughout the dialogue on the Governor’s deal with when the Congress MLA from Patti, Harminder Singh Gill, demanded that the House ought to cross a decision that the SGPC elections be held quickly.

Gill made the demand whereas attacking the SGPC over sure appointments made within the committee alleging that an individual who had misplaced the SGPC polls was given a outstanding administrative place within the committee.

Attacking Gill quickly after, the SAD MLA from Lehra, Parminder Singh Dhindsa, stated that the Congress authorities had no intention of holding the SGPC elections and that that is fairly clear by the style through which they have been treating the Chief Commissioner (Gurdwara Elections) who has not been given an workplace or workers a number of months after his appointment.

“Congress and BJP are hand in glove. They do not want the SGPC elections to be held,” Dhindsa stated.

AAP MLA from Kotkapura Kultar Singh Sandhwan too attacked the Congress over SGPC elections. “Those who sell drugs and liquor should not get elected to SGPC. What did you people do to stop drug sellers? You should give office and staff to the Gurdwara Election Commissioner,” Sandhwan stated.

Exchange of bitter phrases

A pointy change passed off between Harminder Singh Gill and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Bikram Singh Majithia after the latter used a time period to explain Gill. The phrase was expunged from the proceedings by the Speaker however this sparked off a counter-attack by Gill who then proceeded to call Majithia’s forefathers and their alleged function in Sikh historical past.

The bitter change of phrases began when the SAD MLA from Muktsar, Kanwarjit Singh ‘Rozy’ Barkandi, objected to Gill’s reference to the lately concluded native our bodies polls which have been gained by the Congress. Gill stated that the Congress used high-handed strategies within the polls and that false circumstances have been registered in opposition to Akali employees.

The Speaker, Rana Ok P Singh, repeatedly requested the members to not get private however this had no impact as a number of Akali MLAs obtained up from their seats and objected to Gill focusing on the forefathers of Majithia.

‘Congress armtwisted farmers instead of supporting them’

Speaking throughout the debate, AAP MLA Kultar Singh Sandhwan stated that the Congress had failed to return to the rescue of the farmers within the ongoing agitation in opposition to the three farm legal guidelines.

“Kisana di baan fadan di bajaye Congress ne onna di baan marodi ae (Instead of supporting the farmers, Congress has twisted their arm),” Sandhwan stated.

He additionally highlighted the truth that the Punjab Police is focusing on these journalists who have been exposing the medication mafia within the state and are arresting them in false circumstances. “Press is not free in Punjab,” he stated.

Sandhwan additionally raised the difficulty of defunct well being playing cards issued by the state authorities alleging that they didn’t work in lots of hospitals. He additionally alleged that it was troublesome to get admission in Faridkot Medical College and Hospital utilizing these playing cards. Health Minister Balbir Sidhu countered him by saying that the non-public hospitals named by Sandhwan weren’t empanelled below the scheme to which the latter stated that this was as a result of the state authorities doesn’t launch funds on time.

Dire state of Punjab as CM is absent: SAD

SAD MLA from Sanaur Harinderpal Singh Chandumajra stated the state was going through crises as a result of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is absent from obligation and he doesn’t attend workplace.

He additionally attacked the Chief Minister for failing to satisfy Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the difficulty of the farmers’ protests.

“The CM has not taken any time to meet the PM on the farmers’ issue. It casts doubts on him. It was expected that he would do so. Congress will have to answer why this had not happened,” Chandumajra stated.

He stated that it didn’t behove a senior politician like Amarinder to make false guarantees by swearing on Gutka Sahib. He stated the state was reeling below steep gas costs which have been the best amongst the neighbouring states.

“The Finance Minister keeps saying that the state is under heavy debt and the treasury is hard pressed for funds. This is because of mismanagement,” Chandumajra stated.