Bathinda: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday promised that the pace of development would not be allowed to slacken and the success journey of Punjab on road to prosperity would continue unabated.While laying foundation stones for CC Flooring in all streets and 100 per cent water supply in the villages of Jalalabad constituency, Sukhbir reiterated his commitment that no dearth of funds would be allowed to hamper the developmental activities being carried out by the Punjab government.He counted upon various welfare initiatives including Atta Dal, pension scheme, Shagun scheme, Mukh Mantri Tirath Yatra scheme, power subsidy of Rs 5,600 crore per annum to farmers with free power worth Rs 32,000 crore given till date, opening of tubewell connections for farmers with less than 2.5 acres land
Announcing his plans for development of Jalalabad, he said that the constituency would be given a beautified look and a sum ranging from Rs 5-10 crore would be spent under MGNREGA for all-round development of Jalalabad.He also announced other developmental initiatives like Rs 10 lakh for stadium at Mohram Arian, Dharamshala at Ghumiaran Di Basti, cleaning of ponds by JCB, gym for youth, 25 submersible bore for dhanis, two Anganwadi centers at the cost of Rs 7.50 lakh, Rs 4 lakh for cremation ground and underground pipe for Panchayat land.He also said that state government’s new initiative of health insurance scheme would benefit 11 lakh farmer families and accidental death cover of Rs 5 lakh to blue card holders, small traders and construction workers.
The Deputy Chief Minister also said that the vast amount of development projects being executed had unnerved the Opposition parties who are day-dreaming about coming to power.He said that people of Punjab have seen through the nefarious designs of AAP whose leaders give one statement in Punjab while singing different tune in Delhi. He also divulged that recent incident of demolition if a ‘piau’ at Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib in Delhi and anti-Punjab stand in Supreme Court on SYL issue has unmasked the real face of AAP.Attacking Congress, he said that its entire history is replete with anti-Panthic and anti-Punjab acts and it has always stabbed Punjab in the back. On the other side, SAD has always protected interests of Punjabi people.
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