Days after the attack on Lt Gen (retd) K S Brar in London,Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday alleged that while the Operation Bluestar hero was not aware of the reality in Punjab,the Congress was making statements to disturb peace and harmony in the state.
The Punjab government on Friday took exception to Rahul Gandhis remarks on consumption of drugs by the youth of Punjab,and blamed the Centre for allowing drug trafficking across the International and state borders adjoining the state.
Even as Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday announced an ex-gratia grant of Rs 1 lakh each for families of the 21 people who died due to cholera in Batala,Gurdaspur MP Partap Singh Bajwa alleged discrimination against Majha residents,and termed the compensation too little.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday tried to allay the apprehension of Congress about the revival of terrorism in the state,saying the government was alert to thwart any such attempt which can derail the developmental process in the state.
Blaming the Congress-led UPA government for rampant corruption,particularly among Union Ministers,who he said had amassed ill-gotten wealth disproportionate to their known assets,the amount of which was roughly equivalent to the seven times annual budget of the state,Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday said that UPA government would soon find mention in the Guinness Book of World Records for surpassing all records of corruption.
In a move that is aimed to bring about transparency and curb corruption,the Punjab government has decided that any discretionary grant given by the cabinet ministers,including Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal,will be processed by the concerned Deputy Commissioners before the funds are transferred electronically into the accounts of the beneficiaries.
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal,while speaking on Sundays Union Cabinet reshuffle,said that the cosmetic face-change exercise of the Congress-led UPA government would hardly be able to save the party from decimation,as the citizens were tired of the anti-people policies of the Centre.