Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday described sangat darshan program a ‘‘revolutionary’’ initiative of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, which had been proving a boon for masses of the state.
Presiding over various programmes in the district, Harsimrat said that this program has become a catalyst in resolving public plaints on the spot. She said that such programs could only be held by those, who were close to people of the state. She said that state chief minister Badal had always been close to the people of state whether in power or opposition.
Accusing Congress and AAP for adopting double standards, Harsimrat said that both visionless and directionless parties were trying hard to mislead the people of Punjab but they would not succeed in their vicious plans. She said that seats of Congress had reduced to 44 only in Parliament due to its anti-poor, anti-farmers and pro-scam character. She said that Captain should clear his stand on the charges of money deposited in foreign banks by his family members before leveling charges of corruption on others. She said that income-tax department had recently slapped a notice to him.
Speaking about the development scenario in Punjab, Harsimrat said that the state has touched new scales of development in last nine years. She asserted that on the plank of development, the SAD-BJP alliance would form next government and registered third consecutive win in the state.
Criticising AAP leadership for making false promises with the people, the union minister said that the pre-election tall claims of AAP to put those indulged in corrupt practices in Delhi had fallen flat since it did nothing in this regard even after two years regime. She said it was shocking that the AAP ignored the file regarding Rs 400 crore water scam for one year.
Meanwhile, Harsimrat presided over the programme Program in Boha, where she laid the foundation stone of Rs 35 crore sewerage system. In Joga, Harsimrat laid the foundation stone of Water Supply Project and others developments work to be completed at a cost of Rs 25 crore, whereas in Bhikhi she laid foundation stones of various development projects worth Rs 8 crore. She also inaugurated new hall constructed at Jai Durga Maisar Mandir in Ubha village constructed at a cost of Rs 7 lakh.
The minister also inaugurated Cattle Pond in village Khokhar Kalan constructed in 10 acres of land. Harsimrat also distributed Rs 4 crore among 967 beneficiaries for construction of their houses under Indira Awas Yojana. She also gave away sewing machines to 58 needy women under Nanhi Chaan campaign.
Prominent amongst those present on the occasion included Mansa MLA Prem Mittal, Budhlada MLA Chatin Singh Samao and leaders of SAD-BJP and officers of district administration.