Criticizing the political approach of Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has reminded him that “the state’s people rejected it in 2007 and 2012”.
Addressing the media on the sidelines of his sangat darshan (public contact) programme on Sunday at Pakhoke village in this district, he asked the former CM to shun the “politics of confrontation”, saying” “Amarinder was rejected because of his vendetta politics, while we do not believe in it.”
Talking about his recently announced mega recruitment plan, Badal said: “The process of filling 1.13 lakh government vacancies will be completed fast. Various departments have orders to advertise these posts in newspapers. The recruitment will be transparent and based on merit. My government’s good work for all sections of society will give us a third consecutive term in office in 2017.”
Earlier, addressing the gatherings at Pandori Gola Ki, Kadd Gill, Baagrian and Pakhoke villages, the CM highlighted the importance of public-contact programmes. “Sangat darshan is held only in Punjab, and it started only during our rule. No other chief minister visits every village to resolve its problems. Last year, the Delhi CM tried and failed.”
Badal said the Punjab government had initiated a major scheme for improving water supply, sewerage, sewage treatment, streetlights, roads and parks in urban centres. District planning committee chairman Ravinder Singh Brahmpura; Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) member Alwinderpal Singh Pakhoke; KJS Cheema and Ajay Kumar Sharma, special principal secretaries to the CM; inspector general of police Lok Nath Angra; deputy inspector general of police Kunwar Vijay Pratap; and deputy commissioner Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal were present.