Lack of funds won’t be allowed to hamper development in Punjab: Sukhbir

  • Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar, Hindustan Times, Ferozepur
  • Updated: Apr 17, 2016 20:35 IST
Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal interacting with a villager during a ‘Sangat Darshan’ held at Jalalabad in Fazilka district on Thursday. (HT PHOTO)

In an apparent move to woo the electorate of his home assembly segment Jalalabad in Fazilka district, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal held a ‘sangat darshan’ and disbursed grants, besides laying the foundation stones of various developmental works, here on Thursday.

Announcing his plans for the development of Jalalabad, he said the constituency would be given a beautified look and an amount ranging from Rs 5-10 crore would be spent under MGNREGA for the all-round development of the constituency.

“The pace of development would not be allowed to slacken and the success journey of Punjab on road to prosperity would continue unabated,” said Sukhbir, during the sangat darshan at various villages, including Mohkam Arian, Dhani Jaj Singh Dhani Hazara Singh, Dhani Phula Singh, Dhandi Khurd, Dhani Natha Singh and Dhandi Kadim.

Sukhbir, after laying the foundation stones for CC flooring in all streets, reiterated his commitment that lack of funds would be allowed to hamper the developmental activities being carried out by the Punjab government.

He informed the people about the the state government welfare initiatives, including the atta dal, pension, shagan, much mantra tirath yatra schemes and power subsidy of Rs 5,600 crore to farmers per year apart from free power worth Rs 32,000 crore given till date.

Criticising the Aam Aadmi Party, Sukhbir said, “People of Punjab have seen through the nefarious designs of AAP whose leaders give one statement in Punjab while singing different tune in Delhi.”

“The recent incident of demolition of a ‘piau’ at Gurdwara Sisganj Sahib in Delhi and anti-Punjab stand in Supreme Court on SYL issue has unmasked the real face of AAP,” said the deputy CM.

Attacking the Congress, he said its entire history was replete with anti-panthic and anti-Punjab acts and it had always back-stabbed Punjab.

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