Chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu's offensive against the Punjab government claiming that her assembly segment was being neglected seems to have had the desired effect, with the government sanctioning `10 crore for her constituency with immediate effect.
A statement issued by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Amritsar East said she met chief minister Parkash Singh Badal in Chandigarh on Monday, in which all pending developmental works of Amritsar East were discussed. The chief secretary and secretary, local bodies, were also present.
"A list of all pending works of all wards were discussed and `10 crore were sanctioned immediately which had been withheld over the past seven months," Sidhu said, claiming that list of other developmental works, according to priority, were also discussed at the meeting. These works included main roads of Verka and Vallah, Jaura Phatak and Vallah Railway bridge.
She also handed over a list of government schools which needed to be upgraded. "Badal sahib has assured me that all projects will be taken up on priority," she added.
The BJP MLA also informed the chief minister about leaders, who were interfering in her constituency. She told the CM that these persons were "disturbing the peace and development" of her constituency.
"The CM promised to take appropriate action on the complaint," she said.
Sources said though she did not name the people responsible for 'disturbing the peace and development' in her constituency, but her obvious reference was at Upkar Singh Sandhu, president of the Amritsar (urban) unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). Sandhu has, of late, been touring her assembly segment and giving instructions to officials on developmental projects.