Row over Malerkotla: Capt’s decision administratively imprudent, politically communal, says Punjab BJP

BJP nationwide common secretary Tarun Chugh Saturday mentioned that Capt Amarinder Singh authorities’s determination to create Malerkotla as a brand new district in Punjab was “administratively imprudent and politically communal” determination.

In a press release issued right here, Chugh mentioned that at a time when the state was reeling below heavy debt and the economic system stood crippled, the choice to create a brand new district which might contain an added burden of not less than Rs 1,000 crore yearly on the state exchequer regarded purely “imprudent and injudicious” determination.

Chugh mentioned the state administration was already crippled as a result of small districts which have been carved up to now as a result of political causes.

He added that making an announcement of Malerkotla, a Muslim dominated metropolis, as a district on Eid was “politically and communal” determination.

“Ever since Independence that is for the primary time that an administratively communal determination has been made in Punjab which prides itself for its secularism,” mentioned Chugh.

He mentioned Amarinder Singh has, for the primary time since Independence, sowed communal seeds within the state the place concord and amity have been the guiding ideas.

In the meantime, supporting UP CM’s tweet, Dinesh Kumar, organisational secretary of Punjab BJP, mentioned, “Congress has made Malerkotla a district eyeing the 2022 Meeting polls. It has been accomplished to please a specific vote financial institution….Malerkotla is thought for nice contribution of Ram Singh, who sacrificed his life throughout freedom battle and it’s recognized for Kuka Lehar, why all this has not been given due recognition…. However a specific phase has been happy. So, Yogiji has mentioned nothing flawed in his tweet.”

Anil Sareen, spokesperson of Punjab BJP, mentioned, “We welcome the brand new district, however when it’s referred to as as `Eid ka Tohfa’ it clearly signifies that this has been accomplished to please a specific vote financial institution and that too in an election 12 months…..The demarcation of the district signifies {that a} specific faith has been favoured eyeing votes.”

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