Punjab & Region

Navjot Sidhu alleges Capt stalled his proposed law which would have ended Fastway monopoly

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, November 25

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu’s tirade against Fastway, the company that allegedly came to enjoy monopoly over the cable TV business in the state during the Badal government, and former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh continued on Thursday.

In a series of tweets, he wrote: “5 yrs ago, I put forward policy to get rid of Multi Systems Operator- Fastway’s monopoly, to recover 1000s of crores taxes, empower local operators & give cheap cable to people… without necessary action against fastway, it is erroneous to suggest solution of Punjab’s cable woes.”

In another tweet, he said: “Take away the cause & effect will seize! In 2017 I proposed a new law to recover stolen state taxes from fastway by taking control over computers & data hidden by fastway monopoly. It would have freed the cable operators from clutches of this monopoly and filled state coffers!!”, adding that: “Fastway has 3-4 times TV connections than data it is sharing with govt. Badals made laws to protect its monopoly… @capt_amarinder stalled my proposed law which would have ended fastway monopoly, got revenue for state per connection & reduced TV cable prices for people to half.”