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CM to launch three projects in Bholath today

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Kapurthala, December 10, 2012
First Published: 21:34 IST(10/12/2012) | Last Updated: 00:18 IST(11/12/2012)

Former Bholath MLA Sukhpal Khaira has flayed the Shiromani Akali Dal for taking credit of centre-sponsored projects by ignoring elected Congress MPs.

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He was addressing media persons here on Monday, ahead of the visit of CM Parkash Singh Badal to Bholath.

"CM would inaugurate three big projects in Bholath during his visit in the constituency on December 11. The polytechnic was built using the grant received from ministry of human resource and development; widening of roads was done using grants from the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna and the Bholath civil hospital was built using funds received under the National Rural Health Mission. The centre has sponsored all these projects, but the state government has preferred not to give the credit to the centre," Khaira said.

"Above all, they have not tried to mention the name of sitting Hoshiarpur MP Santosh Chowdhary's name on the stones laid at the above projects," he added.

Khaira also urged Badal not to share the dais with Bholath MLA Bibi Jagir Kaur who had been convicted by a special CBI court and sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment. She was currently out on bail.

"If Badal shares dais with a convicted MLA and is feliciatated by her, it will give a very wrong signal to the youth and crime would get glamorized," he said.

Khaira also advised Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal, founder of 'Nanni Chhaan' to stop the chief minister from participating in a function organised by a baby-killer.

"What is this Mrs Badal. You profess to be working to save the girl child. Yet, you and your party is supporting a leader, who has been convicted by the court for forcibly aborting her daughter," he said.

Khaira said that if the CM shared the stage with Jagir Kaur, then he would organise a dharna outside the office of Bholath SDM as a mark of protest.

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