Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said that it was state government's duty to help the family of Sarabjit Singh, who died following a brutal assault in Pakistan jail.
Interacting with the mediapersons at the residence of Sukhjeet Kaur Sahi, MLA, here on Sunday, Badal categorically said that Sarabjit Singh was a national martyr as he had suffered endless agonies in the Pakistan
jail for being an Indian.
He said that by lending a helping hand to the family of Sarabjit Singh, the state had fulfilled its moral duty as it is a basic responsibility of every government to respect heroes who had laid down there lives for the national cause.
Badal said that each and every promise made by the state to the family of Sarabjit Singh would be fulfilled for which he had already passed on directions to the officers.
Replying to another query, he said that owing to the pro-people and growth oriented policies of the state government, the SAD-BJP alliance would register a spectacular win in the upcoming Zila Parishad, Block Samiti and Panchayat elections in the state.
He said that SAD and BJP were contesting these elections together and once again with the support and cooperation of the people, who have reposed their faith in policies of the alliance time and again, the corrupt Congress would be routed from the state.
Underlining the commitment of the state government to ensure all-round development of the Kandi area of the state, Badal said that the state government had taken path breaking initiatives to put this area of the state on the high growth trajectory.
He said that efforts were afoot to provide potable and regular drinking water to the residents of the area besides imparting adequate water for the irrigational facilities.
Badal said that complete facelift of the area was on cards and soon an era of unprecedented development would be heralded in it.