Ludhiana: “Want to live 100 years only to wear Chadra and show myself with a traditional look” wishes Balkaur Singh (66) candidate of West constituency from Aapna Punjab Party (APP).
Balkaur Singh Gill (66) the candidate of Aapna Punjab Party from Ludhiana West who is a thorough intellectual having Master’s degree in five subjects has retired as Excise and Taxation Officer (ETO).
He is indeed a man of principles who having listened to a British national that they still rule India as Indians still dress up like Englishmen , decided to wear “Punjabi attire” during his University days and continues doing so till date. Looking at the commitment of the Aapna Punjab Party towards bringing about a positive change in the political scenario of the state, Singh became a part of the mission.
Singh claimed, “My first priority which would be implemented if we come in power is that there must be compulsory education and availability as Right to Education is not being implemented properly due to lack of complete awareness.”
However he further claimed that Punjab is under feudal thinking as most of the leaders and parties use to differ the things with religion which is very wrong on the part of leaders and parties.
Importantly Singh claimed that corruption can be removed only with an initiative of Government where government can strictly order the officer for proper responsibility and accountability.
When asked regarding the story behind wearing ‘chadra’ in his life, Singh claimed that at the age of 17, some of the English women came to their village. He and his friends rushed towards the shop where English women came as they were so curious regarding seeing the English women.
But English women bluntly commented on them that ‘If language and dressing would be same then we will rule India in future also”.
After listening to this, Balkaur Singh rushed towards his home and told his father that he will wear ‘chadra’ forever in his life and want to live 100 years only to wear chadra.
However Singh is not having vehicle to commute but is having too much fan following that when he steps on the road people always provides him the lift. However Singh is living at a rental house from past 30 years on College road.
At last Singh claimed that he want to do something for women safety firstly when comes in power. He also wants to take special steps regarding burgeoning parking and traffic problem in the city.