Chandigarh, 7 November 2020 - BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh has flayed Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for not responding positively to the request of the Railway ministry to clear the railway tracks in the state for smooth running of passenger and goods trains and playing double games in the matter.
Holding the chief minister squarely responsible for the railway stalemate in Punjab, Chugh said in a statement that the Congress was playing dirty politics in Punjab in the name of farmers. He wondered why the state government, in spite of giving assurance to the Railway Ministry, had failed to persuade the protesting farmers.
He demanded that the chief minister should earnestly help resuming running of passenger and goods trains so that the economy of the state did not suffer and people could also commute during the festival season. "It is the chief minister's responsibility to ensure peace on the railway tracks", he said.
Chugh welcomed Railway Board chairman RK Yadav's statement today that unless complete security was provided by the state government on the railway lines, the running of trains could not be resumed.