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Badal honours newly elected SAD-BJP ZP members

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday honoured 299 newly elected Zila Parishad members of SAD and BJP. In a 'Felicitation function', jointly organised by SAD and BJP at Kissan Bhawan here, Badal called upon the people to root out the Congress completely from the state in the forthcoming Parliamentary elections in 2014.

chandigarh Updated: May 28, 2013 18:11 IST
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Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday honoured 299 newly elected Zila Parishad members of SAD and BJP.

In a 'Felicitation function', jointly organised by SAD and BJP at Kissan Bhawan here, Badal called upon the people to root out the Congress completely from the state in the forthcoming Parliamentary elections in 2014.

Referring to the unprecedented wins of SAD-BJP earlier in Punjab Assembly elections 2012, followed by a victory in the Dasuya and Moga By-elections and Delhi Gurdwara Management Committee elections, Corporation elections and now in Zila Parishad & Block Samiti elections, Badal said that people of Punjab had shown full faith and confidence in SAD-BJP alliance and outrightly rejected the Congress.

Sighting example of the recent Zila Parishad & Block Samiti election results, Badal said that the ground realities could be judged from the fact that even people of Punjab have rejected Congress party candidates in the constituencies of PPCC president Partap Singh Bajwa, Sunil Jakhar and Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, from where they were earlier elected for the Punjab Assembly.

Badal congratulated all the elected members and asked them to keep themselves ready for new challenges as people had posed a great responsibility on their shoulders and they should carry out all the government's developmental programmes successfully.

He also announced to setup Kissan Bhawans at all the district headquarters to facilitate the people besides, establishing well-furnished Zila Parishad offices.

He also directed all the deputy commissioners to conduct at least one meeting with all Zila Parishad members in three month, to resolve their grievances. He also mentioned that in future his tour programme would be circulated to respective Zila Parishad members also.

While congratulating the newly elected SAD-BJP Zila Parishad members, deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said that he would soon visit all the districts to honour the newly elected Block Samiti members. He also announced that state would issue identity cards to all the members so that they could easily visit different offices of the state and even meet him as well as the CM without any inconvenience.

Likewise, Shiromani Akali Dal would also issue party identity cards to all the members of Zila Parishad and Block Samitis for which, Sukhbir asked them to update their particulars in the SAD office.

Speaking on the occasion, state president BJP Kamal Sharma pointed out that with this recent verdict of the public in the favour of SAD-BJP, now their opposition Congress would have realised their shortcomings. He mentioned that their main agenda was peace and communal harmony, besides, overall development of the state, at grassroot level, for which SAD-BJP government achieved all the targets. He further mentioned that their government was fully committed to maintain democracy in true spirit.

The CM also honoured MLA Manpreet Singh Ayali for getting the honour of India's best chairman of Zila Parishad during his tenure as chairman of ludhiana Zila Parishad.