Including the Chief Minister, the Punjab Cabinet now has 18 members, which is the maximum 15 per cent of a state assembly allowed.
Khanna MLA Gurkirat Singh Kotli, who is the grandson of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, said “old and traditional” families that have won elections for the party should have been considered for Cabinet berths.
According to sources, Amarinder plans to induct seven ministers as of now and leave two berths vacant. As per rules, Punjab, with 117-member Assembly, can have 18 ministers including the Chief Minister.
“The awareness of one’s rich legacy was the only way to face future challenges. This monument would go a long way in motivating the youth to imbue the spirit of patriotism and nationalism,” Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh said.
“Our government has put all efforts so that the SC/ST Act’s provisions are not diluted. I also urge the Congress MPs from the state to take up this matter in Parliament,” the Punjab CM said.
Two groups clash over renaming of a traffic intersection as ‘Samvidhan Chowk’, four injured; CM appeals for peace.
State’s Forest and Welfare Minister Punjab Sadhu Singh Dharmsot said that at the function on Saturday, beneficiaries from the entire Doaba region would get waiver certificates from the CM.
The accident had occurred near Manguwal village on Punjab-Himachal border, where the victims were returning from a pilgrimage in a mini-truck that turned turtle on a steep turn.
Amarinder, who also holds the Home portfolio, ordered the police brass to “put an immediate end to fighting their personal and professional battles in courts and (in) the media”, sources said.
Hours later, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in a statement said that the government will not intervene in the issue, keeping in view the filmmakers’ decision not to release the movie in the state.
Kamaldeep Singh Brar explains the controversy over ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’, a film SGPC now wants banned; SC ruled in favour of its release Tuesday.
About the possibility of a pre-poll alliance in Punjab, Amarinder Singh said any decision in this regard would be taken by the Congress’ central leadership.
The CM constituted a three-member panel headed by his Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar and comprising Home Secretary N S Kalsi and DGP Suresh Arora and asked them to submit a detailed report on the case.
Under OOAT, Buprenorphine, an opioid, is combined with another drug called Naloxone and provided to addicts on Out-Patient Department(OPD) basis to treat opioid addiction.
Several trains that would remain cancelled on Tuesday include Amritsar-New Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi (12014), and Chandigarh-Jaipur Express(19718). For Wednesday, Jay Nagar-Amritsar (14673) has been cancelled.