Chandigarh: Main opposition Congress on Thursday said it will bring a no-confidence motion against the Parkash Singh Badal government during the ongoing Punjab Assembly session for its alleged failure to protect the state's interests on the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue, law-and-order situation, emergence of the mafia and unemployment.
Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Charanjit Singh Channi wrote a letter to the Secretary, Punjab Assembly on the issue after a CLP meeting here. It was also released to the media. "I would like to move a 'No-confidence Motion' against the present Council of Ministers under Rule 58 of Rules of procedure and conduct of business in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, to be taken up in the House in its business on 9 September," he said in his letter.
Channi listed the grounds for moving the motion as the Council of Ministers had allegedly failed to protect the interests of the state in the matters of SYL canal and Chandigarh, the interests of farmers and to improve the condition of debt-ridden farmers of the state as a result of which, incidents of farmers' suicide are on the rise.
He alleged that the government had also failed to give justice to the families of two young men of Behbal Kalan village in Faridkot district who were killed in police firing. "A number of MLAs of the ruling SAD-BJP combine in the state, namely Pargat Singh, Inderbir Singh Bularia and Navjot Kaur Sidhu, have openly rebelled against the government in public," Channi said.