This is the first time that he has openly attacked the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Responding to a demand raised by the Punjab CM Badal to raise the number of vacancies for women in the defence services by three times, Parrikar hinted that this might happen soon.
The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha but remains stuck in the Rajya Sabha, where the Congress-led opposition has threatened to block it.
Both Bikram Singh Majithia and Harsimrat Kaur Badal were present at the function, which was also attended by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
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Interestingly, Gehlot reiterated his point during a joint press conference with Badal after the function.
The town, deeply revered by Sikhs as the ‘city of bliss’, was founded in 1665 by ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh has, however, confirmed his visit to attend a function to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the holy city.
CM’s pictures on ambulances have been a bone of contention between the state and the Centre since the UPA regime.
The state officials had taken up the issue of Badal’s pictures during the meeting. But it was made clear to them that the rules would not be bent for the state.
The resort is owned by the CM’s son and Punjab deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal and his wife, Union minister Harsimrat Kaur.
A social impact assessment (SIA) report of the Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that the road will cost Rs 29 crore.