Ludhiana: Senior leader of Shiromani Akali Dal Jagbir Singh Sokhi has assumed the charge of chairman of district planning Board at office of planning board at Bachat Bhawan on Friday.
Sokhi assumed the charge in presence of cabinet minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, MLA Manpreet Singh Ayali, Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria, district president of Akali Dal Harbhajan Singh Dang and his large number of supporters.
Speaking on the occasion, Sokhi said that he will perform his new duty with full dedication and honesty. He also thanked the Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal for posing faith in him.
He further said that the funds will be spent on the development of urban and rural areas by district planning Board.
Sokhi was top contender for party ticket for assembly elections from Ludhiana South Constituency. However, the ticket was allocated to former minister Hira Singh Gabria.
Earlier, Hira Singh Gabria was the Chairman of Planning board and after Gabria was asked to contest elections, the same post was given to councilor Sokhi.
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