The five-day thanks giving tour of Dasuya,which included four-day of sangat darshan programmes,concluded on Monday. The function was one of the longest sangat darshan in a single constituency and was held after the elections instead of before as is the norm. SAD-BJP alliance candidate Sukhjit Kaur Sahi recorded a landslide victory with a winning margin of 47,000 votes. The results of the by-polls were declared on July 14 and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal started his tour on July 26.
The chief minister has been quite generous during his trip distributing nearly Rs 21 crore (against the proposed Rs 13 crore in grants) to various Panchayats,self-help groups and underprivileged. The chief minister feels obliged this time after coming into power for a second consecutive period. He wanted to start such programmes early and not wait until the end of his tenure, said a senior party leader requesting anonymity.
After Lambi,Badals own constituency,this is the longest Sangat darshan held in a single constituency just after the elections.
Earlier sangat darshan were held round the elections,but this time Badal surprised us and kept his promise that he would hold sangat darshans from July 27 if the BJP candidate won. He was here on July 26, said a resident of Alampur in Dasuya.
CM seeks power from Centre
While justifying the ban over the use of ACs in government offices to deal with the states power crisis,Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal,on Monday,asked the Union government to immediately allot at least 1,000 MW of power to the state from the Central quota to enable the farmers to cope with the drought-like situation prevailing in the region due to monsoon failure. Talking to mediapersons on the sidelines of the concluding day of the Sangat Darshan program in Dasuya,Badal said that the state was a major contributor of rice to the Central pool. The chief minister also sanctioned a grant of nearly Rs 5 crore for carrying out developmental works in 41 villages in Dasuya.