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No model other than 'Channi model' can ensure holistic growth of Punjab: Charanjit Singh Channi Charanjit Singh Channi
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No model other than 'Channi model' can ensure holistic growth of Punjab: Charanjit Singh Channi

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Nov 2021, 07:44 pm

Moga/UNI: Outrightly rejecting any sort of Delhi Model, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday said the state is witnessing Channi model, which stands for equal opportunities for all.

Addressing the gathering during unveiling of the statue of Maharaja Agarsen at old grain market here, the Chief Minister said this model is in unison with the teachings of the Great Sikh Gurus, who have shown the way of equality and brotherhood.

He said this model is being implemented for the progress of the state and prosperity of its people, adding that this model will be there till he is in this office.
The model aims at the well-being being of people and holistic growth of the state, he added.

The Chief Minister said this model does not allow any one person or family to plunder the resources of the state.

However, he said that the Channi model is based on giving equal access to all resources and opportunities in the state. He asked people to support this model, so that the pristine glory of the state can be restored again.

Training his guns against national convenor of AAP Arvind Kejriwal, Channi said Kejriwal's Delhi Model was nothing more than a ‘bundle of lies’.

He said the Punjab government has already taken several path-breaking initiatives to benefit the masses, whereas Kejriwal and his company are just making promises for them.

"I can never duplicate Kejriwal as I can’t be as treacherous and cunning as he is," he said.

Quipping on those who question about the financial condition of the state, the Chief Minister said the state government is committed for the well-being of the state and its people, adding that there is no dearth of funds for it.

These funds are of the people and will be utilised for people by the government of the people, added the Chief Minister.

He said he is plugging the loopholes in the functioning of government and the money currently being usurped by the middlemen will be used judiciously for the well-being of the general public.

The Chief Minister said the open looting of public by cable operators under the patronisation of Badal family will be stopped by all means. He said this looting of taxpayer’s money will not be tolerated at any cost.

He said that exorbitant rates being charged by cable operators will have to go by all means.

The Chief Minister said that his government had already scrapped 40,000 pending cases of VAT, out of a total 48,000 cases related to the financial year 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17, against traders and industrialists across the state.

He said likewise, several other initiatives have been taken to safeguard the interests of the traders. He also announced to constitute Traders welfare board (Wapaar Kalyan board) in the state.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister also announced to rename Chowk in the old grain market in the name of Maharaja Agarsen. He also announced a grant of Rs two crore for an already existing chair in the name of Maharaja Agarsen at Punjabi university.

Earlier, he also dedicated a statue of legendary warrior Jassa Singh Ramgarhia to masses on Kotakpura by-pass.