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Judge govt on performance, not on rivals’ criticism: CM

punjab Updated: Jun 16, 2014 18:55 IST
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Parkash singh badal in talwandi sabo

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, on Sunday, urged the people to judge the SAD-BJP government on the basis of its performance in variuos sectors only, rather than on the basis of criticism by any other political party meant to mislead them.

While addressing a public gathering on the second day of the Sangat Darshan programme in various villages of Talwandi Sabo assembly constituency, he said that it was only their government that had initiated this unique programme to establish a personal contact with every individual at the grassroots level for redressing their grievances.

The chief minister said that there was no political motive behind the Sangat Darshan programmes and they were solely based on the principle that for the creation of a healthy society, it was essential that all the three components of the society namely public, elected representatives and bureaucracy must sit together and work in unison.

He said that all the collective and demand-based decisions taken during the Sangat Sarshan would be displayed on boards in respective villages to make everyone familiar with the concern of the government.

On a few complaints received on the occasion, he directed the administration to immediately conduct a survey for allotting houses to the poor and needy families, besides financial assistance for house repair to some of them.

The chief minister claimed that the government had released the entire amount under the Shagun scheme to the beneficiaries.

He gave an assurance that electricity meter connections would soon be provided to all the applicants.

The chief minister said that he had urged the union agriculture minister to consider the allied agriculture sector at par with the farming sector to provide incentives on the lines of agriculture as it would surely attract more and more farmers towards the allied sector like dairy farming, fish farming, piggery, beekeeping etc.