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Navjot Sidhu writes to Sonia Gandhi listing 13 major points, seeks time to present agenda for 2022 polls | Latest News India

After the Congress excessive command’s choice to proceed Navjot Singh Sidhu because the chief of the get together’s Punjab unit, the previous cricketer-turned-politician on Sunday wrote to get together’s interim president Sonia Gandhi describing 13 key problems with the state and sought her instructions to the Charanjit Singh Channi-led authorities concerning them. Further, with a watch on the upcoming meeting polls subsequent year, Sidhu additionally requested for a personal meeting to present his 13-point agenda which is to be a part of the ballot manifesto.

“I further request you to kindly give me a personal audience to present to you the Punjab Model with a 13-Point Agenda to be part of the Congress Manifesto for the 2022 Assembly Elections, which is separate from this by means of its long-term vision to be implemented over a longer period of time, have crafted it through years of consultations with academics, civil society, party workers and feedback from the People of Punjab,” Sidhu mentioned.

Sidhu not too long ago resigned because the president of Punjab Congress Committee, nevertheless, following the Congress central management’s intervention, he was requested to withdraw the resignation and proceed together with his duties, a call by which he adopted.

Starting afresh, Sidhu in his letter wrote, “Punjab for decades was the richest state of the country and today it is the most indebted state of India. Punjab is submerged under Lakhs of crores of Debt due to gross financial mismanagement over last 25 years and diversion of public resources making a few powerful people rich and having left the state Debt-distressed.”

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He additional mentioned that the BJP authorities on the Centre for the previous seven years has “supplemented” the problems by “discriminating against Punjab while paying its financial dues such as GST payments, Rural Development Fund payments, Post-Matric Scholarship for Scheduled Castes payments etc.”

Calling the record of issues as “issues of justice for the soul of Punjab”, Sidhu additionally lauded Rahul Gandhi, who he claimed was the “torch-bearer” of those points. As far as the problems, Sidhu touched upon the subjects of justice for sacrilege, drug menace within the state, agriculture, electrical energy and energy buy agreements (PPA), employment, welfare of scheduled castes and backward castes, single window system for bettering business atmosphere within the state, liquor and sand mining points, transport infrastructure, “cable mafia” and ladies and youth empowerment.

“It might be the last damage control exercise or else, Mafia-Raj ruling the State patronized by the Badals will take the state to the extend [extent] of financial emergency, joblessness, corruption and agrarian crisis, from which, there will be no return. Thus, I request you please kindly consider these points and give your august direction to the State Government to act in the best interests of the People of Punjab immediately,” he wrote within the letter.

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