SAD-BJP chintan shivir starts today in Goa

In an attempt to unfold a “massive and historic development thrust”,involving an unprecedented expenditure of over Rs 12,000 crore in urban and rural areas,the SAD-BJP government will begin its two-day chintan shivir in Goa on Monday.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: April 16, 2014 2:49 pm

In an attempt to unfold a “massive and historic development thrust”,involving an unprecedented expenditure of over Rs 12,000 crore in urban and rural areas,the SAD-BJP government will begin its two-day chintan shivir in Goa on Monday.

According to the government,the initiative,once it rolls out,is expected not only to strengthen local,inter-city and inter-district infrastructure and ensure 100 per cent availability of basic amenities,but will also change the very way the world looks at Punjab.

“Apart from successfully meeting the deputy chief minister’s self-assigned challenge making Punjab India’s first power-surplus within a year,the initiative is aimed also at providing complete and fail-proof water supply,sewerage,drainage and complete public health infrastructure,” a government spokesperson said.

All MLAs,MPs,candidates in the last Assembly and Lok Sabha polls,principal office bearers and other leaders of SAD and BJP are taking part in the meet in Goa.

Ahead of Monday’s meeting,Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal told members of the SAD-BJP delegations: “No government policy can achieve 100 per cent success without the active involvement and support of the people,especially of the specific targeted beneficiaries of these policies. We need to keep our ears close to the people’s hearts and our fingers on their pulse.”

The government claimed that the main aim of the convention was to assess the implementation of various programmes and schemes launched by the government and to study ways to further strengthen day-to-day interaction between party leaders and workers as well as between workers and people at the grassroot level.

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