Deon (Bathinda): Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday reiterated her claim of Congress being responsible for 1984 anti-Sikh riots and demanded that the files related to attack on Sri Darbar Sahib during the Op Blue Star should be made public so that the truth is brought before people. Speaking to media persons, Harsimrat said that the files related to most pious place for Sikhs be made public when tanks and cannons were used in precincts of the holy place so that people know the truth behind this horrendous episode. She said that with the details coming out, the directions issued at that time too would be made public, mentioning that the roles of Congress leaders Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar would be re-investigated in the entire episode on the basis of facts that were concealed. Answering a query on Punjab’s economical health, Harsimrat said that the state’s financial condition was totally strong.
Condemning the Congress campaign, she said since the state was in pink of financial health, it was able to successfully implement a large number of welfare schemes in states. She said that in the past nine years, state set new records of development and implementation of welfare schemes for its people. Harsimrat added that the massive developmental strides Punjab took were the proof of its success. On being asked about the new affidavit filed in Supreme Court by the Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government pertaining to SYL, Badal said the dual politics of AAP in the election year has been exposed. She added that the flip-flop statements of AAP and its chief on SYL issue proves that the party leadership say different things at different times and hence people should beware of such politicians.
The Union Minister told Kejriwal that if he really was supporter of Punjab’s water, it should file an affidavit in court stating that it stood by Punjab government on this issue. Congratulating the district Bathinda panchayats and zila parishad for being honored by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of National Panchayat Day she encouraged the bodies to improve their working further. She conducted sangat darshan of different villages today wherein she distributed grants for initiating various developmental works.
CONGRESS MEMBERS SULK,FEEL DISGRACED
Bathinda Panchayat members of village Bir Behman and Behman Diwana on Sunday accused Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal of mistreating with them during a Sangat Darshan programme at village Balluana. The Panchayat members belonging to the Congress party held a press conference at Bathinda in the evening where they claimed that they were first called to reach the event and then were disgraced by refusing to issue grants for their villages. Accompanied by the Congress MLA Ajaib Singh Bhatti and former MLA Makhan Singh, the panchayat members also rued that the present Akali leaders asked the MP to suspend the Sarpanch and release grants only after appointing administrator.
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