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Punjab BJP extends support to Congress govt on SYL, other issues; gets assurance on cancer hospital

The CM thanked the BJP leaders for their support, saying it was important for political parties of all hues to come together in order to bring the state’s growth and development back on track.

punjab Updated: Apr 27, 2017 18:24 IST
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Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla with CM Capt Amarinder Singh in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla with CM Capt Amarinder Singh in Chandigarh on Thursday. (HT Photo)

The Punjab unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday extended “full support” to the Punjab government on the issue of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal row with neighbouring Haryana, and other matters of public welfare.

A delegation of the state BJP unit, led by its chief and Union minister Vijay Sampla, vice-president Harjit Grewal and secretary Vineet Joshi met chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh in Chandigarh on Thursday morning to discuss a wide range of issues, said a press release issued by the CM office.

The CM thanked the BJP leaders for their support, saying it was important for political parties of all hues to come together in order to bring the state’s growth and development back on track.

The BJP leaders raised issues such as setting up of a cancer hospital in Hoshiarpur, for which land had already been allocated and the central government had released the necessary funds. Acknowledging the importance of the project, the CM directed the health department to expedite work.

The BJP delegation also suggested introduction of telemedicine services in the Talwara (Hoshiarpur) government hospital to overcome the shortfall of doctors in the region.

Further, responding to the BJP’s plea, Amarinder directed the department concerned to expedite civil works at the Adampur airport.

The CM also promised to look into the BJP leaders’ suggestion to set up an auto industry in Hoshiarpur, reiterating his commitment to promote much-needed industrial development across the state.