Chandigarh: Noting that Punjab was under a
grip of "acute financial crisis", the Congress on Saturday said that
the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP alliance Government had no
money to pay allowances and arrears to its employees as per
the recommendations of fifth pay Commission in the state.
"School education and health services are in shambles,
power situation is bleak and industrial growth has dropped to
abysmal low of three per cent in the state," former Punjab
minister and AICC member Jagmohan Singh Kang said here.
He alleged that the state Government is not concentrating
on basic vital needs of the people and was only focussing on
express highway projects.
Punjab is not progressing due to "narrow political ends"
and "bad policies" of the Parkash Singh Badal government, he
Citing example of the Punjab Government`s decision to do
away with its proposal of making new Lalru-Baddi and
Mohali-Phagwara expressways, he said that the Akali government
had no financial resources to complete these projects.
"Instead of developing new expressways, the state
government should broaden and strengthen existing highways in
Punjab," he said.