Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Mohinder Singh Kay Pee on Saturday held the SAD-BJP government responsible for the "present financial mess whereby the state government is compelled to sell its properties to meet its day-to-day expenditure".
"The Government is unable to meet its daily expenditure
leaving apart taking up of developmental projects. Many
projects started by state Government remain only on paper and
the development of the state is at standstill," Kay Pee said.
He claimed that atmosphere in the state was not conducive
for investment and investors were shying away from mega
projects ever since the SAD-BJP combine came into power three
"Trade and Industry of the state has not been able to
come out of the jolt suffered at the hands of the then Union
Industries Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal (now State`s Deputy
Chief Minister) when the Akalis were in power in the state and
an ally of the NDA regime at the Centre by giving special
concessions to Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan ignoring
Punjab`s claim as a border state," he said in a statement.
Kay Pee said that "lack of planning and vision in the
Akali leadership has cost the state a number of Centrally
The Government had failed to tackle the issues relating
to land acquisition for Pathankot-Ajmer and Mohali-Jandhar
Expressways, the Congress leader claimed.