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Voters would punish Sarna for inviting Cong to interfere in religious affairs of Sikhs: Sukhbir

punjab Updated: Jan 28, 2013 17:20 IST

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday said that Sikh voters of Delhi would give a resounding punishment to Sarna Group for openly inviting Congress party to interfere in the internal religious affairs of Sikhs.

Speaking to media persons after installing Deepinder Singh Dhillon as chairman of District Planning Committee here, Badal said that reading the sentiments of Sikh voters of Delhi, he could foresee that they have already made up their mind to punish the "Gunda Gang" of Sarnas to free sikh gurdwaras from their clutches.

He said that SAD would clinch more than 2/3rd majority in the DSGMC elections. Badal said that he was surprised that how different departments of Congress-led UPA government and Delhi government got together to misuse the official machinery and to arm twist the Sikh businessmen supporting Shiromani Akali Dal to instill the sense of scare amongst them.

He said that whether it was Weight & Measures department or Excise & Taxation Department or Income Tax department or Sales Tax department, they intensified their raids on the business premises of Sikh businessmen supporting SAD.

He said that the reign of terror let loose by Congress party on sikhs strengthened their resolve to work overtime to give Sarna group resounding drubbing so that no party in future could challenge Sikhs business interests for their personal political gains.

When asked about Moga election, Badal denied any dissention in the district unit of Moga and said that the United SAD was all set to clinch Moga Vidhan Sabha seat with the highest ever margin. Badal said that divided Congress had already made their task quite easier.

Answering a question on power scenario in the state, Badal said that all thermal plants including Talwandi Sabo would be operational on schedule and by the end of 2013 Punjab would be the first power surplus state of the country. He said that all thermal plants had got dedicated coal linkages and Punjab was the only state where no thermal plant has any problem of coal linkages.

On question of strict laws to deal with crime against women, Badal said that the chief minister had already conveyed the stand of Punjab government to Union government. The deputy chief minister said that SAD-BJP government was working for the empowerment of women and had made record recruitment of women in Police force and now women candidates would be directed recruited to the post of SI, Inspector and DSPs.

Earlier addressing an impressive gathering, Badal said that our government has futuristic town planning vision and it would be the first state having approved master plans of all the cities.

Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion included; revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, rural development & panchayats minister Surjit Singh Rakhra, chief parliamentary secretary NK Sharma, , Mukhmailpur MLA Harpreet Kaur, former MP Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra, former MP Amarjeet Kaur and former SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar.