The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, May 4
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has applauded the decision of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to seek public suggestions for Punjab’s Budget-2022. AAP Punjab Chief Spokesperson Malwinder Singh Kang said that the Punjab government’s forthcoming budget will truly be the budget of the common people, which is going to be historic for the state.
Addressing the media at the party headquarters on Wednesday, Kang said that during the previous governments, budgets were used to be framed after consultation with some of the chief minister’s close leaders, favourite officers and his corporate friends, which consequently benefited the capitalists and political leaders only and not the common people. Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has decided to end this old tradition and follow the basic principles of democracy and prepare the budget by considering public opinion. Punjab’s budget will no longer be prepared by capitalists and politicians, the people of Punjab will decide the budget.
Kang said that Punjab’s budget of 2022 will benefit every section of the state. The suggestions received from farmers, laborers, youth, students, women, elder people, businessmen and traders, will be included in the budget and the budget will be prepared according to these suggestions. He said that with the inclusion of the common people in the budget process, they would be able to convey their problems and suggestions directly to the government so that the problems would be resolved quickly and easily. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s aim is to make Punjab happy and prosperous again by solving the problems of the common people and this objective can only be fulfilled with the participation of the common people.
He added that in Delhi too, Aam Aadmi Party government prepares the budget according to the suggestions of the common people. Resultantly many new suggestions were received and they helped a great deal shaping free and good education and medical facilities, better water supply, roads and sewerage and many more schemes. The people of Punjab will also get a lot of benefits from this decision of Mann government. People of various sections will be able to represent themselves in the matters of state budget and it will also boost people’s confidence in their government.