SAD condemns Congress Govt for burdening State exchequer by appointing 6 MLAs as Advisors

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday condemned the Congress government for burdening the State exchequer with the appointment of six legislators as Advisors in the rank of ministers at a time when it was unable to give mid day meals, SC scholarships, social welfare benefits, sugarcane dues, DA allowance or even release money for the flood hit or for celebrating the 550th Parkash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji.Addressing a press conference here, former minister Bikram Singh Majithia said it was shocking that the Congress government had appointed five legislators as Advisors in the rank of cabinet minister and one legislator as Advisor in the rank of Minister of State at a time when it was denying due benefits to each and every section of society. “It seems the Congress is only fixed on saving its government from immediate collapse and has in this process even decided to fritter away the scarce resources of the State to its party men. This amounts to day light robbery of the State exchequer”, he said adding that with the latest addition the total number of political appointees in the government had risen to 26 with there being twelve Advisors, four Political Secretaries, 9 OSDs and one CPS.