Dubbing the law and order situation in Punjab as worrisome,Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar Tuesday said the state government has failed in an area which is priority for any administration.
The law and order situation is worrisome. In a state where policemen cannot defend themselves and their families,how will they defend the people, he said.
The Rajya Sabha member from Punjab was asked to respond on the law and order situation in the NDA-ruled state.
He said law and order is the topmost priority for any state government. Development,economy,peoples well being,all depend on a sound law and order scenario, he said.
He said following the initiative taken by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,a cancer facility similar to Tata Memorial Hospital will soon come up in Chandigarh and Sangrur. Sangrur has witnessed several cancer related cases in the recent past.
The minister also blamed lack of potable water for the high mortality rate in the state and said the government should take urgent steps to check irrational use of groundwater.