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11 December, 2010

Jain criticises Centre for cut in grants for Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Dec 11 : BJP Natioanl Incharge of Legal and Legislative Cell Satya Pal Jain, today criticised the decision of the Centre for sanctioning only Rs 381 crores, against the demand of Rs 1,034 crores for various developmental projects in Chandigarh.
He said instead of accelerator the Centre is pressing brakes in the matter of development of the city. In a statement issued here, Mr Jain said 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. ...
... He said perhaps the only achievement of the Centre during the last 6 years has been of first planning a project, then spending huge amount on that and ultimately, scrapping it.
He said 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 though it is the Congress which is in power in Delhi and Chandigarh yet the party has ''failed'' to co-ordinate between its different wings.
The Central Ministers, the officials of the Union Home Ministry, the officers of the Chandigarh Administration, rulers of Municipal Corporation and local Congress leaders, are all speaking in different tones. This is resulting in bringing all major developmental projects including Metro, Flyovers, Sub-Ways, to a complete halt, he said.
Mr Jain urged the Union Government to sanction the requisite amount of atleast Rs 1,000 crores for Chandigarh so that the development of this city is not hampered and various development projects can be taken to logical end.