This is the third decision of the government on which it has to take a U-turn. Earlier, the government had come on the back foot after the uproar over the condition on the general category in free electricity and the warrant issued to the farmers for loan payment.
The Bhagwant Mann government of Punjab has withdrawn the decision to ban jugaad vehicles. On the other hand, expressing displeasure over the decision, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has summoned a report from the Transport Department. Mann called a meeting at 12 noon on Sunday in which Transport Minister, DGP, ADGP Traffic and Secretary Transport attended. In this meeting, Bhagwant Mann said that thousands of people in Punjab work day and night to earn their two-time bread from motorcycle street vendors. I have summoned a meeting of the department and ordered that no motor street should be closed. The aim of our government is to provide employment to all, not snatch anyone’s employment.
This is the third decision of the government on which it has to take a U-turn. Earlier, the government had come on the back foot after the uproar over the condition on the general category in free electricity and the warrant issued to the farmers for loan payment. After the decision to ban jugaad vehicles, the government had come under the target of the opposition.
Congress and Akali Dal had demanded to withdraw the decision
Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja Vading had condemned the ban on jugaad vehicles. He said that unlike any positive step taken by the government, only steps are being taken to harm the people. Expressing his sympathy with thousands of such street drivers, he said that it will have a bad effect on their lives and his party will not allow this to happen. He said that he is surprised that what will be the benefit of this decision of the government, while it will end the livelihood of many common people, whom the government claims to represent. The state Congress president wondered whether Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was even aware of what was happening in the state as many decisions were being taken without any reason or justification.
The Shiromani Akali Dal had urged the government to withdraw the order banning Jugaad Rehri. The SAD says that thousands of people will become unemployed due to this decision. Senior Vice President of the party, Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema said that the decision to ban Jugaad Rehri is a shock to thousands of people who have taken up means for self-employment. Thus people selling vegetables, carrying garbage in the cities and moving various things from one place to another are using such facilities made by themselves. This decision of the government will directly affect the employment of such people and thousands of people will become unemployed.