Performance of Amrinder govt. disappointing since inception : Vijay Sampla

Hoshiarpur Dec 31 (UNI) Expressing dismay over lows that Punjab experienced this year, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment and state BJP Chief Vijay Sampla said though tall promises were made in the election manifesto of the Congress party during last assembly elections, but state government led by Capt. Amrinder Singh had failed to fulfill any of them.
Speaking to reporters on the eve of new year, he said that these promises were only made to attract voters not only in assembly elections but also in the bye election of Gurdaspur and recent elections of municipal corporations in state adding that many promises were made with the farmers but nothing had been done to fulfill them.
Mr. Sampla said that the state government had even failed to carry on any central government schemes despite funds had already been provided for them by the latter. He alleged that Punjab which was considered most developed state of the country now legging behind on almost all the fronts due to which great unrest was previaling in all the sections of the society.
BJP leader claimed that no uniforms and books had been given to SC students in government schools even though due funds for this purpose had been given by the Union government to Punjab in time.
Central minister said that due to increase in population especially in slum areas in state, there was a need to open more schools in state, but the state government was going to close about 800 schools.
He alleged that even potable drinking water was not available in 70 percent of the government schools adding that the Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal, who had started a good procject to install RO water purifier systems in government schools while he was Finance Minister in SAD (B) government keeping in view the increase in the number of cancer patients in state especially in Malwa region, had failed in alloting any fund for this purpose this time.
Mr. Sampla alleged that the RO water purifier systems were out of order in most the schools now.
He said that the salaries to government employees were not given in time on one pretext or another and claimed that the central government had given due share to the state government in GST in time.
Replying to a question he said that he himself had approached many of the industrialists for setting up their respective units in Punjab especially in Hoshiarpur.
Mr. Sampla said that he had also suggested Central government to introduce air service to almost all major industrial cities of the country from various cities of Punjab and he was very hopeful for positive development.
When asked to comment on differences between some of the BJP and SAD leaders, he chose to not to remain silent.
UNI XC CJ 1518
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