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Ludhiana, November 22
During his visit to Ludhiana, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday announced to fix the monthly rate of cable TV connection at Rs. 100 to eliminate the cartelization of Cable from across the state.
Addressing a public gathering in the Atam Nagar constituency, CM Channi said that people are being unnecessarily harassed by the cable mafia by levying hefty charges.
On the rally organised by senior Congress leader Kamaljit Singh Karwal, CM Channi said that all such businesses of transport and cable are owned by the Badal family and now the people need not to pay more than Rs. 100 per month. Strict action would be taken against those not adhering to the new rates, said Channi. “If anyone harasses you, inform me,” declared CM Channi.
He also announced that all illegal bus permits would be revoked and in turn allotted to the unemployed youth.
CM Channi also announced that in the next 10 days, the services of all safai sewaks working in the Municipal Councils and Corporations of the state would be regularised and there would be no condition of 10 years service, besides scrapping contract system for recruitment.
Emphasizing his government’s commitment to ensure women empowerment, CM Channi said equal representation would be given to them in government and as well as in the party fold in the coming days.
While lashing out at Shiromani Akali Dal and Aam Aadmi Party leaders for misleading the Punjabis, CM Channi said that Punjabis are wise enough and could not be fooled by false promises adding that Punjab is the first state in the country that has the cheapest electricity.
Meanwhile, PPCC President Navjot Singh Sidhu lauded CM Channi for his pro-poor and landmark decisions within a short span of time and working round the clock for the economically weaker section of the state.
He said that the Congress-led Punjab government would soon evolve a mechanism to make Punjab a debt-free state by launching effective policies adding debt-free Punjab would be a better place for our future generations. He said that the workers of the Congress party would be given better representation in all boards, corporations and other bodies in recognition of their hard work and commitment towards the party.