Launching the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at Badal village here on Monday, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said all Punjabis should have proactive attitude towards this brainchild initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and build a garbage-free India.
Badal said this while addressing mediapersons after flagging off NCC cadets and NSS volunteers under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and sapling plants at Multi-Sports Stadium, Badal village.
Appreciating the move of the Prime Minister, Badal said Punjab had already taken perceptible initiatives in this regard by dividing the state into eight clusters, of which some had already begun work.
The deputy chief minister said these solid waste projects would generate power, besides producing manures. He also asked the state bureaucracy and officials concerned to maintain the tempo of drive apart from ensuring timely completion of these projects.
Answering a query regarding the recent incident of killing of two brothers in Ludhiana, Badal said special investigation team had been constituted to conduct fair investigation in this regard. He said chief minister Parkash Singh Badal had already ordered a probe and asked the deputy commissioner to submit a fact-finding report in this regard.
He further said there would be no compromise with law and order situation. Besides, fair probe would be conducted and offenders would not be spared.
Referring to a question regarding controversy over SAD candidate Balkour Singh at Kalanwali Assembly constituency in Haryana, Badal said there would be no opposition and controversy over the candidature of SAD candidate. He said the entire leadership of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) was with the SAD candidate and his victory was inevitable.