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We have already sounded our candidates about seats: Sukhbir

punjab Updated: Aug 19, 2016 13:10 IST
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Christians handing over a memorandum to deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal at Trinity College in Jalandhar on Thursday. (HT Photo)

Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said here on Thursday that he had already intimated every candidate of the party about the seat allocated to him for the 2017 assembly polls.

Sukhbir, who attended a function of the Christian community here, said there was no need for his party to make any official announcement of the list of candidates.

“Asin apne bandeyan de kan vich phook maar ditti hai (We have already sounded every candidate about his or her seat. Our leaders are already in the poll mode and are gearing up to win them,” said Sukhbir.

On the contentious issue of setting up of a solid waste management plant in Jalandhar, which is being opposed by Jalandhar Cantonment MLA Pargat Singh, the deputy CM said, the government would review the project.

“The project will not come up without the consent of the people. We will ask the people if they need project or not,” he said.

Addressing the gathering at the function, Sukhbir announced that graveyards for Christians would be set up in every village, where Christians are settled. A Rs 100-crore fund has been earmarked for the project, he said.

Revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia said the SAD-BJP government was the only government in the north region which has set up a development board for the welfare of the Christian community.

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