- People of Phillaur are fed up with the lack of basic facilities: Congress leader Damanvir Phillaur
- Local MP has no development agenda for Phillaur: Damanvir Phillaur
Phillaur/Jalandhar: Congress leader Damanvir Singh Phillaur has sought Rs 25 crore as a special grant to ensure basic development works in the town where people are fed up with potholed roads and lanes, water-logging, dilapidated pathways, and other basic facilities which have a critical role to play in improving people’s ease of life. Damanvir Phillaur has written to CM Capt Amarinder Singh to attract his attention towards the poor condition of even basic infrastructure in Phillaur.
“Rs 25 crore as the special grant is urgently required to ensure basic development works in the town. Along with releasing the funds, I have also requested the CM to empower Panches, Sarpanches, and Panchayat head to utilize their funds on their own. At present, they have to work under pressure from politicians and other powers-that-be, which leads to embezzlement of funds. As a result, development projects are the biggest casualty.”
Phillaur added, “The fake leaders don’t bother about people’s woes. Local MP Shri Santokh Singh Chaudhary loves to make tall but hollow claims. His eyes don’t see the condition of basic facilities in Phillaur and other towns in his constituency. He has no time for people and their problems. People of Phillaur don’t spare betrayers.”
“I am quite sure that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will not disappoint the people of Phillaur at all. Rs 25 crore is not a big amount. Our people have suffered a lot due to step-motherly treatment being meted out to them over the years. It is time to compensate them,” he said.
Damanvir Phillaur, son of former Jail Minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur and founder of Phillaur People’s Forum (PPF), said that the country is celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav but the people of Phillaur have not yet got freedom from the worst kind of basic facilities which have been thrust upon them by none other than those who claim to be their saviors.