Chandigarh, June 24
BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh on Thursday flayed the Amarinder Singh government for accepting lopsided recommendations of the sixth pay commission and inciting government employees to go on strike.
In a statement, Chugh demanded the resignation of state Finance Minister Manpreet Badal for having failed to vet the recommendations of the pay commission in view of the hardships faced by the government employees. Chugh said if the BJP comes to power in the state, it would revise the recommendations of the pay commission to help the employees.
He said the government’s insensitivity towards the demands of doctors at a time when they were fighting Covid as frontline warriors, was reprehensible.
Chugh said the state government should have held discussions with the government employees to hear their grievances before implementing the pay commission report.
“But the chief minister and the finance minister seemed to be plotting more for political gains out of it than to give real relief to the employees”, Chugh said.
Given the kind of governance in Punjab, Chugh said, there is a gloomy atmosphere all around. He said if liquor mafias, sand mafias and transport mafias are running the state the government employees should not have had much hope from the Amarinder government.