The Punjab government on Friday asked the union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee to take effective steps for bringing back black money stashed away in foreign banks, as per the record available with his ministry.
The SAD-BJP government has been demanding that the centre should immediately bring back the ill gotten money hidden in foreign banks so that it can be judiciously utilised for funding welfare schemes for millions of poor across the country, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal said in Kot Buddha.
"If the UPA government does not initiate any prompt action in this regard, our MPs will be forced to take up this matter in the forthcoming winter session of the parliament," he said at a rally after laying down the foundation stone of a Rs 102 crore bridge to be built over Satluj river.
Listing achievements of the state government in areas of power, infrastructure, health and education, Badal appealed to the people to elect this government for another term.
The chief minister announced setting up of an ultra modern silo at a cost of Rs 100 crore at Patti for storage of food grains and added that Patti-Khemkaran Road would be widened and strengthened at a cost of Rs 5 crore.