Cong opposes proposed hike in power tariff, bus fare

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Chandigarh, Oct 6 (UNI) A delegation of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) today submitted a memorandum to Governor Gen (Retd) S F Rodrigues in protest against the Parkasn singh Badal government proposed move to hike the electricity tariff and bus fare in the state.

The delegation, led by PPCC president Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, also opposed the proposed hike in Electricity tariff, Bus fare and Revenue Collector Rates affecting severely all sections of society.

The PPCC demanded an immediate announcement of a minimum bonus of Rs 100 per quintal on paddy from the state funds as a relief measure for the debt-ridden farmers.

The memorandum also criticised the government for putting an embargo on the dedicated fund for the Scholarships of Dalits, Shagun Scheme for Scheduled Castes and Pensions for Widows and Old age people, causing great harassment to these categories.

It also alleged that the state government was using repressive measures for suppressing the legitimate demands of the government employees. ''The peaceful demonstrators are being brutally beaten up by the Police.'' MORE UNI MA RL PM1550

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