Chandigarh, November 25 In an attempt to expose a “link” between the Badal family and the former leader of his party and Chief Minister of the Punjab Amarinder Singh, the president of the state Congress, Navjot Singh Sidhu, said Thursday as a cabinet minister he had proposed a new law to recover stole state taxes from the commercial cable television company Fastway Transmissions, but was blocked by the latter.
Fastway Transmissions is the company that acquired the monopoly of cable television in the state during the Badal regime, now headed by President Shiromani Akali Dal, Sukhbir Badal.
According to Sidhu, Fastway has three to four times as many TV connections as the data it shares with the government.
“Badals made laws to protect its monopoly … @capt_amainder blocked my bill that would have ended the monopoly on expressways, secured revenue for the state per connection and halved the prices of television cables for people, ”Sidhu said in a tweet.
In another tweet, he said: “Take away the cause and the effect will seize! In 2017, I proposed a new law to recover state taxes stolen from fastway by taking control of hidden computers and data. by the fastway monopoly. That would have freed the cable operators from the clutches of this monopoly and from the full state coffers !! “
Sidhu, Amarinder Singh’s pet peeve, added that his five-year fight was against those who monopolized the cable network under Badals’ political patronage.
“5 years ago I proposed a policy to get rid of the monopoly of Multi Systems Operator – Fastway, to recover thousands of crore in taxes, to empower local operators and to give people cheap cable without action needed against fastway, it is wrong to suggest a solution to Punjab cable problems, ”he tweeted.
Previously, the cricketer-turned-politician had claimed that the cable TV network “scam” was much bigger if the central “thousands of crore” taxes were also factored in.
Declaring war on the cable mafia, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi announced earlier this week to set the monthly price for a cable TV connection at Rs 100 to eliminate cartels across the state.
Channi said all of these transport and cable companies are owned by the Badal family and now people do not need to pay more than Rs 100 per month, adding that strict measures will be taken against those who do not join. at the new rates.
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