We will start Metro Rail services in the region: Jain

The Bharatiya Janata Party organised a meeting of its workers at the party office here on Sunday to outline the issues to be taken up during the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: February 16, 2009 3:11:33 am

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) organised a meeting of its workers at the party office here on Sunday to outline the issues to be taken up during the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

BJP candidate from the city,Satya Pal Jain,while addressing party workers said the leaders of the Congress and their ministers hold “conflicting” views on all issues. Jain pointed out that while Congress leaders are crying foul over the functioning of UT Administrator General S F Rodrigues (Retd),their central leadership is not taking any decisive action.

“When voted to power,the BJP will start an Inter-State Development Council to focus on the development of the region along with the city. The rail budget presented this year had nothing to offer for the city. We will start Metro Rail services in the region,” said Jain while promising to start a daily Shatabdi to-and-from Amritsar,if voted to power.

“The city is reeling under traffic chaos. We will get flyovers constructed. Multi-storey parking lots as well as underground parking will be constructed,” he added.

Jain also advocated the institution of a Public Service Commission and Service Selection Board in the city to ensure employment for the youth.

“Public participation in decision making will be increased. At present,the Advisory Committee is defunct with no meetings held for a long time. No progress has been made on the power plant in Kishangarh,the foundation for which was laid during our regime,” said Jain.

President of the state unit of the party Kamla Sharma motivated the workers to gear up for the elections and ensure that residents come out of their houses to vote.

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