Vanwala (Pb): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said it was unfortunate that post of Punjabi teachers in Rajasthan government schools are being abolished in Punjabi dominated areas of the state and he would take up the matter with his Rajasthan counterpart Vasundhara Raje. Interacting with the media persons on the sidelines ofSangat Darshan programme here in Lambi Assembly Segment, Badal said that it was unfortunate that Rajasthan government has abolished post of Punjabi teachers in Government schools in Punjabi dominated areas of the state and was not providing free Punjabi text books to SC students besides not initiating recruitment process for Punjabi teachers.
The Punjab Chief Minister said that he would take up this issue with Rajasthan counterpart and seek its early resolution. Replying to another query, the Chief Minister said that he was given robe of honour (Siropa) by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) during his visit to Golden Temple yesterday. However, Badal said that as a devout Sikh he had went to Sri Harmandir Sahib for paying obeisance and not for taking Siropa. The Chief Minister said that he was a firm follower of tenet of Sikhism and was duty bound to pay obeisance at Sri Darbar Sahib.
Reiterating the firm commitment of the SAD-BJP alliance to maintain communal harmony, peace and brotherhood in the state, the Chief Minister said that nobody would be ever allowed to disturb the hard earned peace in the state. Badal said that the state government was duty bound to maintain law and order in Punjab at any cost. Asked to comment on Sikh Preacher Sant Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwala’s demand for CBI enquiry regarding attack on him, the Chief Minister said that the state Police was competent enough to investigate the entire matter. He said that the state Police must be allowed to complete its enquiry in a fair manner. PTI
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