“Instead of asking the SGPC, which was a tool in the hands of her SAD to extend support to the state-level function, Harimsrat Kaur was going all out to drive a deeper wedge between the government and the religious body,” alleged Amarinder.
While SAD is spending around Rs 5 crore on painting the town white over the next month, the Congress-led municipal council has decided to open its coffers to help residents who cannot afford to paint their houses, but isn’t insisting on a particular colour.
While SAD is spending around Rs 5 crore on painting the town white over the next month, the Congress-led municipal council has decided to open its coffers to help residents who cannot afford to paint their residences, but isn’t insisting on a particular colour.
Gidderbaha MLA Amrinder Singh Raja Warring and Faridkot MLA Kushaldeep Singh Kiki, were both appointed as political advisers to CM, and have made that announcement of turning down perks coming with the posts.
Harsimrat, the Bathinda MP, said that it was shocking that despite a request by the SGPC - the elected body of the Sikhs - for jointly organising the momentous event, there had not been any positive response from the state government.
The inquiry had been ordered by Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa. Former Additional Registrar (admn) Cooperative Societies and an IAS officer Devinder Singh conducted the inquiry into the appointment of Karamjit Kaur.
Sources said state’s Haryana counterpart is also learnt to have raised its demand that Punjab should at least construct the remaining part of Sutlej Yamuna Link canal and the division of water could be dealt with later.
The state government is on the defensive after Special DGP-cum-Director Bureau of Investigation Prabodh Kumar writing to CBI seeking further investigation in Bargari sacrilege case after CBI filing a closure report.
“Surprised on the exclusion of Punjab from the list of States to be visited by the Inter-Ministerial Central Team to assess losses in flood-affected areas in different States,” Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh said on Twitter.
The religious heads would be invited to the four-day function at Dera Baba Nanak. While the Dera Baba Nanak function would be organised from November 8 to 11, the Sultanpur Lodhi one will be organised on November 12.
“This was waiting to happen. We have been raising an alarm. But nobody cared. Now, many villages have been flooded as Sutlej is changing is course as stone crushing units have come up in the river bed," said Paramjit Singh, an Advocate from Ropar.