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Anti-national forces trying to disturb peace in Punjab: CM

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said some anti-national forces are bent upon disturbing hard-earned peace and tranquility in the state.

india Updated: Jul 31, 2010 21:50 IST

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday said some anti-national forces are bent upon disturbing hard-earned peace and tranquility in the state.

He asked the people not to allow anti-national forces to raise their ugly head once again in Punjab, which had gone through its worst period during the militancy days.

"Some anti-national forces are bent upon disturbing hard-earned peace and tranquility when the state is back on rails and has made development," Badal said addressing a gathering on eve of 71st martyrdom day of Shaheed Udham Singh during a state-level function organized in this district.

Badal asked Congress "not to interfere in the religious matters of SGPC through their stooges keeping an eye on forthcoming SGPC elections".

He alleged Congress is bent upon capturing control of SGPC but they will not succeed in their designs.

The Chief Minister urged the Centre to immediately revise norms under calamity relief fund to compensate the farmers adequately as they had been badly hit by recent floods in some parts of the state.

Badal said he had already taken up with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh the issue of declaring channelization of river Ghaggar as a national project in the Punjab region at a cost of Rs 1175 crore to save the people of Patiala, Sangrur and Mansa districts from flood fury which results in extensive damage to life, property and crops by this seasonal rivulet.