Gurgaon growth model needs to be followed: Bittu
Member Parliament (MP) and Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Ludhiana constituency, Ravneet Singh Bittu, addressed an election meeting held by member of legislative assembly (MLA) Rakesh Pandey at areas falling under Ludhiana North constituency on Friday.Updated: Apr 05, 2014 14:30 IST
Member Parliament (MP) and Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Ludhiana constituency, Ravneet Singh Bittu, addressed an election meeting held by member of legislative assembly (MLA) Rakesh Pandey at areas falling under Ludhiana North constituency on Friday.
Bittu discussed his priorities, which included a crusade against drug peddling, establishment of Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), and an international airport in the city.
Slamming the reign of Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) alliance, the candidate said, law and order situation in the city was a matter of anxiety for the residents. He said, “It has become hard for women to come out of their houses. Drug addiction has also ruined lives of many, for which SAD leaders are directly responsible.”
“Drug peddler Jagdish Singh Bhola had named revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithiya, son of cabinet minister Sarvan Singh Phillaur, and several other SAD leaders as kingpins of a drug racket,” claimed Bittu.
He added that development of Punjab, especially Ludhiana, was incomplete without development of the industry. “However, the adverse policies of SAD and BJP had ruined the industry of Punjab, and big industries had moved to other states,” he pointed.
Chiding the SAD-BJP alliance, Bittu said the state government did not want development of Punjab, which was the reason why the government did not utilise the funds brought in by MP and union minister of state, Manish Tewari, for the development of city.
He assured people that he would get back the funds from the state government, and use them for the development of Ludhiana.
Appreciating the approach of chief minister of Haryana, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Bittu said he would develop Ludhiana on the pattern of Gurgaon and Faridabad.
He also mentioned the sacrifices of his grandfather and late chief minister, Beant Singh, and Joginder Pal Pandey, father of MLA Rakesh Pandey.
Others present at the occasion included Hemraj Aggarwal, Parminder Mehta, Jai Parkash, Ashwani Sharma, Manpreet Grewal, Rocky Bhatia, Sabi Toor, Himanshu Walia, Lucky Kapoor, and Raju Thapar.