Sukhbir Singh Badal visits his constituency of Jalalabad, showers sops

Among the complaints Sukhbir got on Wednesday were about contaminated water supply and sewer problem in different wards, besides others.

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: December 8, 2016 11:14 am
punjab, punjab news, sukhbir singh badal, sukhbir badal, jalandhar, punjab elections 2017, punjab polls, indian express, india news Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal interacts with residents at Jalalabad in Fazilka on Wednesday. Express photo by Gurmeet Singh

Following a bundle of complaints from urban residents of his constituency of Jalalabad during a hurriedly organised Sangat Darshan programme there, Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal Wednesday announced a grant of Rs 6 crore for 17 wards of the constituency.

Already, he had announced Rs 10 crore for 25 villages of his constituency on November 24, soon after Bhagwant Mann was declared as AAP candidate from there.

Among the complaints Sukhbir got on Wednesday were about contaminated water supply and sewer problem in different wards, besides others. “We are releasing funds for various development works. All pending works will be completed now,” is all he said. The deputy CM reiterated that Mann would lose his security deposit. Sukhbir’s party is yet to announce its Jalalabad candidate.

Skirting a query about reports of SAD MP from Ferozepur Sher Singh Ghubaya and his family members wanting to join Congress, Sukhbir focused on December 8 SAD rally in Killi Chahlan village of Moga district. “It would be a watershed in fight for the rights of Punjab. CM Parkash Singh Badal has already resolved that Punjab doesn’t has a single drop of water to spare for any other state and it would not be shared at any cost. The rally will show how whole Punjab has converged at one place for a hat-trick for us in the Vidhan Sabha polls,” he said.

ETT teachers protest

Meanwhile, ETT teachers sitting atop water tanks in Jalalabad, Bathinda and Moga have said they would disrupt CM’s speech on Thursday. Around 40 unemployed ETT teachers have been sitting atop 15 water tanks of Jalalabad, a few in Jai Singh Wala village of Bathinda and few others in Moga near the venue of the SAD rally. They have been demanding jobs, which have eluded them since 2011 when they cleared TET.

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