THE TOP brass of the Guardians of Governance programme in Punjab is miffed at the “zero percent” action taken record of Patiala administration on the issues raised by the retired army men appointed under the programme.
The CM underlined Punjab’s important role in the defence and food security of the nation and made a strong case for debt relief for the farmers, said the statement.
Khaira, however, told a press conference in Jalandhar that even though he was not a supporter of “Referendum 2020”, there was a consistent policy of discrimination, persecution and bias of successive governments at the Centre towards the Sikhs.
Yesterday, Khaira had reportedly said: “I support the Sikh referendum 2020 movement as Sikhs have the right to demand
justice against atrocities suffered by them.”
With a number of Punjab’s IAS officers heading more than one department, the state has sought from Union government an enhancement of cadre strength from existing 221 to 232.
The government of Punjab will provide compensation to Punjabi settlers, whose shops were gutted in recent violence in Shillong, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said here Thursday.
Calling upon the industries to take appropriate steps to check the pollution caused by them, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh launched Mission Tandarust Punjab at Indian Institute of Scientific Education and Research here on Tuesday.
When asked about the protest at a press conference on Saturday in Patna, Radha Mohan Singh said that farmers opted for “unusual deeds” to draw media attention as they belong to organisations with only a few thousand members.
In the video, Govind, who hails from village Mari Bhaini, Faridkot, also charged Amarinder Singh for making a false pledge in a Bathinda rally to end the drug menace in Punjab before the Vidhan Sabha elections.
The CM sought a detailed report from the Department of Environment on the inquiry initiated into the incident, which had damaged aquatic life and polluted the river waters.
The government had set up fund to provide social security pensions to widows, poor and physically challenged. The government intends to collect Rs 1,350 crore annually by levying social security cess on petrol, diesel and power.
“Every vote for Laddi would be a vote for the future of Punjab as the Congress is the only party that can bring the state’s progress back on track and believes in implementing every single poll promise in contrast to the Akalis,” he said.
Amarinder had, on March 6, flown in the government chopper over Sutlej river in Jalandhar and Nawanshahar district. While ariborne, he had witnessed heavy machines like Poclains and JCBs engaged in mining the river bed.
Inspector Bajwa’s video, wherein he has used unparliamentary language against the CM, is also going viral on various social media platforms.
Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s report on sand mining policy is likely to be taken as his individual input to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and not as the report of the Cabinet sub-committee constituted by the CM.