Urmar MLA Sangat Singh Gilzian and Sham Chaurasi MLA Pawan Kumar Adia, who raised the matter during Question Hour, claimed that contaminated water was causing cancer in the area, adding that if this trend continued, people would equate the rule of Congress with that of the Akalis.
The resolution was initially aimed at praising the efforts of the Punjab government and the Centre for opening a cross-border passage to facilitate Indian Sikh pilgrims in visiting the gurdwara on the banks of Ravi river in Pakistan.
These happenings inside the House took place even as thousands of teachers of the state were protesting in Ludhiana demanding pending salaries since three months, regularisation of contractual teachers and pension for teachers recruited under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan.
The inquiry into the issue was demanded by Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi after Chief Minister and Leader of the house Amarinder Singh raised the matter in the Assembly and sought Speaker’s intervention.
Punjab Assembly ruckus: AAP MLA Manjeet Singh Bilaspur from Nihal Singhwala constituency fell unconscious and had to be rushed to a hospital along with other injured MLAs. Akali Dal MLAs came out in support of their colleagues in the Opposition. In a rare show of unity, the Akali Dal MLAs walked out of the House in […]