Moga villages get R1.4 cr for development works
On the third day of his sangat darshan programme in this assembly constituency on Monday, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal distributed grants worth Rs 1.40 crore for development works in villages.punjab Updated: Apr 01, 2013 23:30 IST
On the third day of his sangat darshan programme in this assembly constituency on Monday, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal distributed grants worth Rs 1.40 crore for development works in villages.
Kothe Patti Mohabbat, Sandhuanwala, Chupkiti, Mallianwala, Jhandewala, Madeerawala Purana, Madeeranwala Navaan, and Charrik were the villages that took the money. Badal also laid down the foundation stone of Gurdwara Shaheed Baba Khushal Singh Rural Water Supply Scheme (worth Rs 56.34 lakh) at Kothe Jaito Khosa village.
Badal said his motive of holding the sangat darshan (public contact) programme in the Moga assembly constituency was to address the problems at the grass-roots level.
Parliamentarian Paramjeet Kaur Gulshan, member of Rajya Sabha Balwinder Singh Bhunder, former agriculture minister Tota Singh, former director general of police PS Gill, local legislator Joginder Pal Jain, and Akali leaders Barjinder Singh Brar and Ranwinder Singh Pappu Ramoowala were present.
Peace priority, says Badal
Addressing the gathering at Charrik village after the sangat darshan programme, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal maintaining the law and order and peace was the priority of his government.
He claimed that his government had made Punjab one of the most peaceful states in the country. "Being a border state, Punjab is a soft target for the forces that want to disturb its peace," said the CM. "Our vigil has helped us crush these elements time and again."
The ruling alliance in the state was following in the footsteps of Sikh Gurus by ensuring peace, communal harmony and amity, Badal added.
First Published: Apr 01, 2013 23:26 IST