Navjot Singh Sidhu: Policy Proposal to End Badals Monopoly on Cable Networks, Amarinder Singh Blocked It
In the middle of the ED Fastway cable network raids, Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu clashed with the Badals and former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday. He said that while the Badals introduced laws to monopolize, Amarinder blocked his decision to legislate to end the network’s monopoly.
Sidhu, through a series of tweets, said five years ago that he proposed a policy to get rid of Fastway’s monopoly, recoup taxes worth thousands of crores, empower local operators and offer cheap cable to people.
5 years ago I came up with a policy to get rid of the monopoly of Multi Systems Operator – Fastway, to recoup thousands of crores in taxes, empower local carriers and give people cheap cable… with no action needed against fastway it is wrong to suggest Punjab solution of cable problems
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) November 25, 2021
In another tweet, he said: “Remove the cause and the effect will seize! In 2017, I proposed a new law to recover stolen state taxes from the highway by taking control of computers and computers. data hidden by the motorway monopoly. This would have freed the cable operators from the clutches of this monopoly and filled the coffers of the State!!
In another tweet, he said, “Fastway has 3-4 times more TV connections than the data it shares with the government. Badals made laws to protect his monopoly… @capt_amarinder blocked my bill that would have ended the freeway monopoly, got revenue for the state per connection, and halved TV cable prices for people.