Moga: Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday warned against social unrest in the state due to deterioration in the state's economy and law and order situation.

Singh lashed out at the political betrayal of Joginderpal Jain (SAD candidate for Moga by-poll) at the behest of the Akali Dal president, Sukhbir Badal.

Addressing a lawyers' gathering organised by the District Bar Association Moga here, he said, with incidents like the brutal killing of an ASI in Amritsar by an Akali leader and the merciless beating up of an AIG Police in Ludhiana by another Akali youth leader were ominous signs for Punjab, which needed to be checked.

Amarinder maintained, there were scores of such incidents worrying people, particularly the investors. No investor was prepared to come to Punjab and industries were moving out, resulting in rise in unemployment, he said.

He said, Punjab had about 50 lakh unemployed youths and when people do not have jobs, they certainly fall victim to social ills, leading to grave social unrest.

The former Chief Minister asked the government to spell out the differences it made in people's lives. Referring to the promise of surplus power, he alleged, there were power cuts as long as six hours even in the urban areas at a time when there was virtually no demand.

While the state government snatched land from farmers and offered it to private companies, it did not take any commitment from them on the state's pie of power, he added.


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