‘Inexperienced’ PA government pushes Punjab to bankruptcy: Congress

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The Punjab Congress warned on Monday that the state was being pushed into bankruptcy by an “inexperienced” Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, which it said was the biggest spender and lacked expertise and competence, especially in budget management.

Party spokespersons Hardeep Singh Kingra, Arshpreet Singh Khadial and Jaskaran Singh Kahlon said it was the first time in the history of the state budget that a government had spent 5,500 crores in the first quarter.

They accused the state government of extravagant spending on swearing-in ceremonies, helicopter rides and advertisements. “When the AAP government presented the budget, it claimed that it had brought a paperless budget and saved about 22 million. Later they spent more than 40 lakh on advertisements, claiming they brought paperless budget,” they claimed.

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