Concerned over recent gang-war incidents in the state, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday directed director general of police (DGP) Suresh Arora not to tolerate any laxity in such cases.
Speaking on the sidelines of sangat darshan in Muktsar district, Badal said the state government was keeping a close watch over such incidents and said no body will be allowed to disturb the law and order situation in the state. “The state government will ensure security and safety of its citizens and the DGP has been issued directions in this regard,” Badal said.
To encourage villagers to ensure cleanliness in their respective villages, Badal announced cash award for panchayats.
“The state government would give a cash award of Rs 50 lakh, Rs 25 lakh and Rs 10 lakh for villages selected by the state government on the basis of cleanliness”, Badal said.
On Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal row, Badal said: “The SYL agreement was imposed on Punjab by the successive Congress governments. A grave injustice was meted out to Punjab and the then Congress leadership in state remained mute spectator to it.”
“The people of Punjab would never forget and forgive the betrayal of Congress in divesting Punjab of its due share in river waters even abrogating the universally accepted riparian principles,” he reiterated.