SAD-BJP candidate from Anandpur Sahib constituency Prem Singh Chandumajra on Sunday said that all the pending development projects in the area would be taken up within two months of being elected to power at the Centre.
Addressing a rally at village Harlalpur in Kharar, Chandumajra promised completion of pending projects, such as the four-lane stretch of National Highway-21 from Kharar to Kurali. Besides this, he said that the SAS Nagar International Airport would be made operational.
He said that industrialisation in Punjab would be faster if the state were offered tax sops similar to those given to its neighbouring hilly states.
“Infrastructure—the very basis of fast development—would be undertaken with projects such as stretching the proposed Chandigarh Metro up to Kharar, widening of the existing roads and construction of new flyovers,” Chandumajra said.
He claimed that the three-decade long rule of the Congress at the Centre after independence had resulted in centralisation of powers, casting unnecessary restrictions in the states and stunting their growth, adding that the NDA alliance would “reverse” the process by giving more powers to the states. Senior Akali leader Rajbir Singh Padiala was also present during the campaign.