AAP MLAs ferry on 'Captain's Jhoot Express' by carrying 'Jhooth Bundles'
Chandigarh, March 9, 2021
Protesting against Captain Amarinder Singh's government, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs on Tuesday ferried on a minibus, to which they named 'Captain's Jhoot Express' by carrying bundles towards the Assembly. Sarcastically, the AAP MLAs said that the bundles they were carrying contained ‘jhooth’ (lies) of Captain Amarinder Singh, who betrayed Punjab's people by making false promises.
"Prashant Kishore has converted the last budget into a bundle of lies meant for the 2022 assembly elections. Captain Amarinder Singh and his Principal Advisor are too busy in handing lollipops while not caring about the welfare of the people," said the MLAs.
Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Punjab Assembly, Harpal Singh Cheema, said that the CM had displayed the same habit of lying to Punjab people in this budget. He said that public transport has been made free for women in this budget, but the truth is that public buses are very scarce in Punjab, making this lollipop nothing but a gimmick.
"The CM said that he would make Punjab a prosperous state, but all that he has done is increasing the debt trap of the state," said Cheema. He further said that Captain had promised to revamp the education sector in Punjab, but the government has decreased its allocation for education this year. Cheema added that Captain also promised that he would update the health sector in Punjab. However, his government has reduced its budget for health as well. "Captain promised that he would waive off farm loans, but his allocations for farm loan waiver have decreased this year. Pick any of his promises; Captain has failed in fulfilling them," he added.