Getting rid of growing state debt is top priority, says Mann : The Tribune India
Chandigarh, January 14
State A Chairman Bhagwant Mann today said the party’s top priority will be to rid the state of debt of more than Rs 3 lakh crore.
Will end the sand mafia
We will end the sand mafia that robs the state of Rs 20,000 crore every year. Similarly, transport and excise duties will be better managed. — Bhagwant Mann, AAP President
He said that as Punjab continued to sink under ever-increasing debt, the rulers’ assets were increasing dramatically. “The rulers who ruled the state built huge hotels, palaces and shopping malls, and bought properties abroad. Buses belonging to them also increased by several. At the same time, buses and routes of the government have decreased significantly,” he said.
Not a single ruler had become poor because he plundered the public treasury, Mann added. “Today, Punjab has a debt of more than Rs 3 lakh crore and its population is three crore. So, every Punjab has a debt of Rs 1 lakh on his head, which means every child in Punjab is born in debt,” he said.
The MP for Sangrur said that the AAP has a comprehensive plan for the overall development of Punjab. Laying out a plan, Mann said, “Of the Punjab treasury of Rs 1.68,000 crore, Rs 35,000 crore is looted every year by corruption and mafia, who will be arrested first if the AAP comes to power. .”
The president of the AAP has said that his government will not tolerate corruption and vendetta politics. —TNS