BY : S.P.PANDEY , Chandigarh April 17, 2009 : The Central Parliamentary Board of Janata Party has decided to extend full support to Mr Satya Pal Jain, BJP Candidate for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat. This has been stated by the President of Janata Party Dr Subamanian Swami read by the Mr Ajay Jagga, President, Janata Party, Chandigarh, in a joint press conference with Mr Satya Pal Jain here. Mr Jagga said in Chandigarh Congress party has failed to deliver on all its promises, Laldora extension, land acquisition, planning the city ? all these issues show neglect on the part of Congress party.
Mr Satya Pal Jain in his interaction with media persons on this occasion said instead of joining BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Mr LK Advani in a debate the Congress party is trying to evade the major issues and objecting to Dr Manmohan Singh being termed as the weakest PM as denigration of the office of the Prime Minister while its own leaders are projecting Mr Rahul Gandhi as the hope of India and denigrating the office of the Prime Minister everyday. Mr Jain said the comments by Congress leaders denying any information about the quantum of Indian funds lying in foreign banks show their complicity. He said this money must be brought back to India, on coming to power in the centre BJP will ensure that this money is brought back to India and used for development of the nation.
Mr Jain put the Congress party and the union government on the mat by saying that the government is claiming fall in inflation while the prices continue to rise. This he said is a clear signal that the government has failed to reign in prices. He reiterated that development of Chandigarh has been stalled because of continuing battle of egos between the Chandigarh Administrator and Congress MP who is also a minister in the centre and between leaders of various factions of Congress party. Mr Jain questioned the commitment of Congress MP representing Chandigarh to the city and asked is he not aware that funds to the tune of hundreds of crores have been kept as fixed deposits by Municipal Corporation controlled by his party and Chandigarh housing board.
Mr Ajay Jagga said that the Congress MP representing Chandigarh has not been able to deliver on any of the promises he made during the last elections. The Congress lead UPA government has not done anything for the city. Mr Jagga regretted the failure of Finance Ministry to control prices as prices of suger have gone up by 47percent in the last one year and of onions by 111 percent, He said Congress lead UPA government has implemented VAT in an absurd way and this has created lots of avoidable paper-work for the business community. Speaking about Ramsetu he said response of Government of India on Ramsetu is insensitive and shocking. Referring to the Comment of Union Minister for Culture Ambika Soni?s reply in Parliament he said people find it very shocking. He said the comment of Tamilnadu Chief Minister Mr M Karunanidhi about Lord Ram and Setusamudram show that DMK is not sensitive to the feelings of majority of Indians who have deep faith in Lord Ram.