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Bajwa asks Badal to thank PM for generosity

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa on Friday asked Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal to express gratitude to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for giving generously to Punjab - including the allocation of a coal block and the industrial corridor - rather than issuing threats and raising the bogey of terrorism in the border state.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 05, 2013 22:51 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa on Friday asked Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal to express gratitude to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for giving generously to Punjab - including the allocation of a coal block and the industrial corridor - rather than issuing threats and raising the bogey of terrorism in the border state.

Bajwa said Badal, in the letter written to the PM, had stated that the repetition of industrial package to three hill states would lead to "serious political and law and order implications". He said the Akalis had in the early 1980s misguided the youth and supported separatist forces, thus pushing Punjab into a decade-long turmoil.

Warning Badal against any such misadventure, Bajwa said the CM's statement was a political gimmick and a bizarre attempt to cover up failures of his government in protecting the interests of the existing industry.

Bajwa said it was due to the PPCC's efforts that the Prime Minister had extended the Kolkata-Delhi industrial corridor up to Amritsar.

"Badal hindered many projects proposed to be set up in Punjab by the Centre. Due to the non-cooperative attitude of the SAD-BJP government, a central university at Amritsar and the Beas-Qadian rain link between the religious seats of Radha Soamis and Ahmadiyyas failed to take off," Bajwa said.

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