Chandigarh December 11, 2010: Mr. Satya Pal Jain, Ex-MP and National Incharge of the Legal & Legislative Cell of the BJP has criticized the decision of the Union Government for sanctioning only Rs. 381 Crores, against the demand of Rs.1034 Crores for various developmental projects in Chandigarh. He said that instead of “accelerator” the Union Govt. is pressing “brakes” in the matter of development of the city.
In a statement issued here today Sh. Jain said that because of this cut, the worst affected developmental projects would include the rehabilitation scheme, education, health, industry and payment of due compensation to the agriculturist for acquiring their land etc. etc. He said that those who got votes in the last Lok Sabha Elections by promising construction of 25000 Flats; School, Hospital and Community Centre in each sector; Rs.4 crore per acre compensation for land, Metro etc. are themselves flatly refusing to give money to the Chandigarh Administration for these projects.
He said that during the last 6 years, the Union Ministers are only declaring as to which of the projects they “don’t like” but not taking any concrete steps for completing those, which they had promised. He said that perhaps the only achievement of the Central Congress govt. during this period has been of first planning a project, then spending huge amount on that and ultimately, scrapping it. He said that the various developmental projects of the city should not have been allowed to be finished either because of any mistake by any “individual” or because of the ego of a “minister”.
Mr. Jain said that though it is the Congress which is in power every where in Delhi and Chandigarh yet, the Congress has failed to co-ordinate between its different wings and all involved including the Central Ministers, the officials of the Union Home Ministry, the officers of the Chandigarh Administration, rulers of MC and local Congress leaders, are all speaking in different tones. This is resulting in bringing all major developmental projects including Metro, Flyovers, Sub-Ways, etc. etc. to a complete halt.
Mr. Jain urged the Union Government to sanction the requisite amount of atleast Rs.1000/- crores for Chandigarh so that the development of this city is not hampered and various development projects can be taken to logical end.