To woo the Christian voters ahead of the Lok Sabha elections,the state government has sent a proposal to the Union government to bear the expenditure for providing the Christian community an opportunity to visit Bethlehem,the birthplace of Jesus.
This was stated by Revenue Minister Bikramjit Singh while taking Christians to the party fold here on Monday. Congress workers belonging to Christian community led by Dharminder Bajwa and Daniel Khokhar joined the Shiromani Akali Dal.
Besides,the Union government has also been requested to extend all welfare schemes launched for SC/BC families to the Christian community.
While welcoming them in the party fold, Majithia assured them full honour along with due representation in the party besides ensuring their proactive role in the implementation of all policies and programmes of the SAD-BJP government aimed at the welfare of poor and downtrodden sections of society.
He said that the way Congress was rapidly losing the trust of the people of the country,the NDA was all set to make a comeback at the Centre to provide the much-needed relief to the common man.
Majithia pointed out that the state government had enhanced the outlay under welfare of SC&BC and weaker sections of society from Rs 435 crore to Rs 596 crore in the Annual Plan 2013-14.
He said the SAD-BJP government had appointed a Christian,Munawar Masih,as chairman of the Punjab State Minority Commission to ensure the welfare of the Christian community.