Punjab Politics

Harsimrat Badal says CM Capt Amarinder should test his popularity from Bathinda

April 06, 2019 06:58 PM

BATHINDA: Union food processing industries minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today said since all local leaders including finance minister Manpreet Badal were running away from the poll fray, Chief minister Capt Amarider Singh should himself lead from the front and contest the forthcoming parliamentary poll from Bathinda.

Addressing a well attended political meeting  at Maur Mandi,  Harsimrat Badal said after finance minister Manpreet Badal announced he would not contest the election fearing an imminent loss due to his anti- people decisions including closing down of the thermal plant, encouraging Goonda tax and creating road blocks in the establishment of AIIMS Bathinda, other leaders had also developed cold feet. “The situation has become such now that local leaders who could not even be elected as legislators have become candidates for the Congress ticket. I request Capt Amarinder Singh to lead from the front as a solider and contest the parliamentary poll from Bathinda”.

Badal said such a contest would be a good barometer for the chief minister to judge how seriously the people took him after he lied to them and committed a complete farm loan waiver but failed to deliver on it. She said similarly the CM would also get a chance to rate his popularity among the youth who had been promised ghar ghar naukari, unemployment allowance of Rs 2,500 per month and smart phones.

Speaking about the start of work on the Sri Kartarpur Corridor, the union minister said this was testament to the commitment of Prime minister Narendra Modi. She said after taking a decision to construct the corridor, the union government had started work on the same in record time. “The entire Sikh community is grateful to the Prime Minister for listening to the prayers of the community and meeting a long pending demand which was repeatedly denied by previous Congress governments”, she added.

Badal also urged the people to vote for progress and development by voting for the NDA government. She said it was also important to wake the Congress government from its slumber in Punjab. “It is important to give a jolt to the Congress government to force it to implement the promises made to the people”, she added.

Punjab Vigilance nabs head constable taking bribe Rs. 5,000
CHANDIGARH:l State Vigilance Bureau, today nabbed head constable (HC) Jatinder Singh red handed while accepting bribe of Rs 5,000.

Disclosing this here an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said HC Jatinder Singh reader of SHO Raman Mandi, Jalandhar was nabbed red handed on the complaint of Sukhwinder Singh of Ajit Nagar, Jalandhar city. The complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the accused police official was demanding Rs 5,000 to struck off his name from the list of Kalandra u/s 110 CrpC.

After verifying his information, the Vigilance team laid a trap and the accused HC was arrested on the spot taking bribe of Rs. 5,000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses. He informed that a case under different sections of prevention of corruption act has been registered against him at VB police station Jalandhar and further investigation was under progress.

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