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PEOPLE NEED RELIEF & RATION, NOT PHOTO SHOOTS : JAKHAR


CHANDIGARH: Lambasting the Bhagwant Mann government for an abjectly dismal and callous response to greivous flood situation despite timely alerts, the Punjab BJP President Sunil Jakhar on Friday targetted state government for indulging in PR drama and histrionics while people across state fight for survival after losing their homes and belongings.


People today need immediate relief and not Photo stunts by AAP leaders who are fond of remaining active online, Jakhar said mincing no words and asked state government to not wait for Girdawari and provide immediate interim relief to all those who have suffered losses.


Former Member Parliament (MP) and Senior BJP leader also urged Chief Minister for ensuring crop damage compensation to farmers in border areas who do not possess Girdawari documents.


Jakhar - who visited Ferozepur, Zira and Shahkot areas earlier in the day to take stock of situation and interact with people on ground - assured them that he would take their fight for effective and timely compensation with the state government which he said had been caught napping from the word go.


People of Punjab are asking today from the Chief Minister as to why he did not review the flood preparedness when there were enough alerts issued by the Meterological Department as early as July 4. Orange alert was issued on July 6, Jakhar pointed out, but Chief Minister kept sleeping over it and was busy touring other states, Jakhar further said adding had the CM timely reviewed the situation and ordered measures the situation would not have turned so distressing today.


In Jalandhar, the situation has deteriorated because the drains were not cleaned this year, Jakhar siad demanding accountability from government for failing to undertake an annual measure which the CM must have ensured before rainy season began.


Reiterating the BJP commitment to extend all help and support to all those affected, Jakhar thanked the PM Modi for timely release of Rs. 218.40 Crores by exempting required conditions just to ensure prompt redressal of problems being faced by Punjabis.


Jakhar was accompanied by Senior leaders including Rana Sodhi, Former MLA Sukhpal Singh Nannu, District president Avtar Singh Zira, Distt president Jalandhar Rural Pankaj Dhingra, former.MLA and Jalandhar Lok Sabha candidate Inder Iqbal Atwal.

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