Ludhiana, November 24:
Punjab Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Minister Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu today accused the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) led Union government of being the biggest threat for the Indian economy. He alleged that the Union government is wilfully ignoring the interests of the government departments/institutions and is instead promoting big corporate houses. Besides, the BJP has caused huge damage to the backbone of Indian economy by implementing GST and demonetisation, due to which the residents are suffering.
He said this while addressing a block-level dharna organised by the Block Ludhiana-2 of the Congress party against the Union government opposite Verka Milk Plant, here today.
He said that the UPA government under the leadership of former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh had worked hard to stabilise the Indian economy. But ever since the BJP led NDA formed government at centre, it has destabilised the Indian economy to an extent that it would take ages to stabilise it.
Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu accused the Union government of providing undue benefit to a select big corporate houses and experimenting with the economy. He alleged that illegal benefits of more than Rs 130,000 crores have been provided to the select corporate houses by the Union government. He alleged that government institutions such as BSNL, Indian Oil, BPCL etc are being targeted wilfully by the Union government so that the select corporate houses are benefitted. He stated that if these institutions shut down, lakhs of workers would become jobless. He informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised 2 crore jobs for unemployed each year, while on the other hand, he is formulating such policies that the already employed in government sector are finding it difficult to save their jobs.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Ludhiana Improvement Trust Chairman Raman Balasubramaniam, District Congress Committee (Urban) President Ashwani Sharma, Pankaj Kaka, Hari Singh Brar, Dilraj Singh (all councillors), block president Rupesh Jindal, Inderjit Singh Indi, besides several others.