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Akali leaders in Fatehgarh Sahib complain against constituency in-charge

During a sangat darshan of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal here, some local Akali leaders and Congress MLA of Fatehgarh Sahib Kuljit Singh Nagra alleged discrimination by constituency in-charge and state government, respectively.

punjab Updated: Nov 08, 2016 16:10 IST
HT Correspondent
Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal during the sangat darshan program in Fatehgarh Sahib.
Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal during the sangat darshan program in Fatehgarh Sahib. (HT Photo)

During a sangat darshan of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal here, some local Akali leaders and Congress MLA of Fatehgarh Sahib Kuljit Singh Nagra alleged discrimination by constituency in-charge and state government, respectively.

Akali leaders including Baljit Singh Bhutta, chairman of district council, Harbhajan Singh, chairman, Matket Committee of Chanarthal and another leader Kulwant Kharora complained to Badal, on Monday, that the constituency in-charge Didar Singh Bhatti preferred people of his own choice for blue cards, electricity connections, tirath darshan yatra and other grants.

Bhutta said after they complained to the chief minister they were not allowed to enter the sangat darshan venue at Chanarthal Kalan by police. However, Badal asked deputy commissioner to look into the matter and make blue cards of needy people.

Cong MLA ‘Jumps In’

During the sangat darshan programme in Jakhwali, Nagra intervened in the programme and asked that why no bus stand has been made in Fatehgarh Sahib constituency, despite promises made by CM in the assembly. He also raised issues of shagun scheme, blue cards, roads renovation and grants to panchayats. He demanded `30 lakh for small villages and `50 lakh for big villages as grant.

As soon as Nagra raised the issue of mother child hospital being given to a private hospital on lease Badal intervened and asked him to stop. He, however, handed over a letter of demands and left a venue.

SYL issue

Earlier, Badal said Punjab demanded no favour on river waters issue.

“All we want is justice and there is well laid and widely applied yardstick for deciding such cases. This is known as riparian principle which dictates that the water of a river belongs only to the state and country or states and countries through which the river in question flows. We have been demanding that this yardstick which had been applied while deciding all other river disputes in the country and even internationally must not be violated merely to loot Punjab and deprive its people of what nature gave them,” said CM.

‘Kejriwal should resign’

Lashing out on Delhi Chief Minister and National Convener of AAP Arvind Kejriwal, Badal said that he should resign on moral ground as he failed to keep up in Delhi. Badal was speaking with media on sidelines of a sangat darshan program in Jakhwali village of Fatehgarh Sahib.

Badal alleged that schools were being shut in Delhi, people could not go out of their houses because of pollution and traffic has gone out of control.

“He failed in Delhi and making false promises with Punjabi’s.” Badal said.

“He failed to discharge his duties and has no moral right to remain in office,” he added.

The CM addressed people at five locations Mulepur, Jakhwali, Charanal Kalan, Sangatpura Sodhian and Sanipur villages and distributed cheques of grants.

He will hold sangat darshan in Hansali, Badali Ala Singh, Mahadian and Sirhind on Tuesday.