SAD candidate and member of Parliament from Bathidna Harsimrat Kaur Badal, on Wenesday, claimed that she had done a lot for the cause of girl education in Mansa and was determined to establish more model and Adarsh schools in the constituency besides initiating a multi-skill upgradation scheme for girl students.
While speaking to mediapersons at Kalipur village in Budhladha assembly segment, Harsimrat claimed that she was a strong votary of skill upgradation. "Many countries owe their success to this factor alone and I will take concrete steps to start various skill upgradation courses in this constituency."
This was the next logical course as the basic ground work had been put in place. "During the last five years, this constituency has witnessed upgradation of 24 schools, establishment of nine model and seven Adarsh schools besides a sports school and even a central university. All this has laid the ground for creation of a talent pool which now needs to be skilled so that it is employable in the corporate world", she added.
Listing her other priorities, Harsimrat said she would also work to get the Irrigation channels in her constituency completely revamped in the next five years." Irrigation channels need attention at various places in my constituency. I have done whatever was possible but we have failed to get central allocation for the revamping scheme". She added that this happened because the Punjab Congress did not want the SAD to get credit for the same.
Harsimrat said with Narendra Modi at the helm of affairs, things would change soon. "I am confident I will be able to achieve my target," she added.
Claiming that she did not make commitments lightly, Harsimrat urged the people to evaluate her performance as an MP for the last five years with the performance of PPP-Congress candidate Manpreet Singh Badal in Gidderbaha. "You will automatically be crystal clear on where to cast your vote in the forthcoming elections," she added.
Claiming that the SAD- BJP government had delivered on all fronts in Bathinda, she added, "The constituency has witnessed establishment of RO plants in all 652 villages besides 357 water works and 52 grids and substations. New hospitals, schools and even a girls college have come up in the constituency besides the Central University and a petro chemical refinery," she added.
Maintaining that funds would be given to solve the Ghaggar pollution problem within six months, Harsimrat blamed the Congress at the Centre for not resolving the interstate waters issue between Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana due to which people were facing floods.
"I had a number of times raised this issue along with data before the central government but the Congress-led UPA government didn't resolve the issue deliberately."