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Punjab Congress Chief asked CM to rescind jobs given to sons of MLAs on Compassionate grounds

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | June 19, 2021 08:26 PM

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 19: Even as he underlined the fact that it is moral duty of the nation and the Government to take care in every way of the families of Freedom Fighters and those who give their lives for the country, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) Chief Sunil Jakhar said that it would not be proper to keep recent appointments made on compassionate grounds in the same league.

Urging the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to have a relook at the decision and immediately rescind the appointments in greater public interest, Jakhar pointed out that certain elected representatives tending to their own families do not deserve same consideration as is due to those who make the supreme sacrifice for the nation.

Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh Ji must reverse the ill-advised decision, Jakhar said cautioning against potential charges of nepotism and political expediency to be levied against the Congress party otherwise.

The decision is also in my view, the state party chief said, against the ethos and culture of neutrality followed by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and the Congress party as a whole.

Jakhar further said that the decision has put on back burner several key announcements made by Cabinet yesterday including the implementation of the pay commission recommendations & the regularisation of Safai Karamcharis, and the party has failed to highlight the benefits of these pro-employee decisions which it has taken despite severe financial crunch.

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