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

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu’s tirade against Fastway, the company that allegedly came to enjoy a 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 a 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 the 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.”

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