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Tag: .Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal

Amarinder’s Aim is to Capture SGPC And Put Me in Jail :Badal

[Chd,Pb]Amarinder’s Aim is to Put Me in Jail So I Am Prepared To Go To Jail:Badal
Former Five Time Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday said that his successor Amarinder Singh’s only aim was to put him behind bars.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch was reacting to the chief minister’s address in the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday wherein he vowed to punish those guilty of the “horrendous” 2015 sacrilege incidents in the state.
Badal Said “After reading what Amarinder had said in the assembly, I straightaway came from my village to Chandigarh… I told the DGP that I am available for arrest… I am prepared to go to any jail in the country,” Badal said, adding that his fight against the policies of the Congress would continue.
Winding up the discussion on the Governor’s address in the ongoing Punjab budget session here, Singh spoke on incidents of sacrilege of religious texts and said that they occurred because of the “failure of the law and order system” during the SAD regime.
“What was that (sacrilege incidents). It was a failure of the law and order system,” Singh had said while pointing out that the Badal government had failed to accept even their own Commission’s report into the sacrilege incidents.
Amarinder had further informed the House that the Special Investigative Team formed to probe sacrilege and police firing incidents was doing its work and that he would take the findings of the Ranjit Singh Commission report to their logical conclusion.
However, Badal termed the SIT and the Commission set up by the Congress government as a “drama” and asserted: “Amarinder’s only goal is to put me in jail.”
The SAD leader further said that the Congress wanted to take control of the Sikh shrines in the state.
However, if there were any shortcomings in the probe of sacrilege incidents by the SAD-BJP combine government, then I apologise for it, Badal said further.
On February 18, the SIT probing the police firing at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura on anti-sacrilege protesters, had arrested Inspector General Paramraj Singh Umranangal on the basis of evidence that he was in command and the procedure adopted to open fire was not correct.
Two persons were killed in the police firing in Behbal Kalan of Faridkot district.

Punjab CM “Badal”Felicitates Indian Junior Hockey Team For Lifting World Cup

[Chandigarh,New Delhi] Punjab CM “Badal” Felicitates Indian Junior Hockey Team For Lifting World Cup
Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today felicitated the Indian Junior Hockey team for creating history by lifting the Junior Hockey World Cup after 15 years.
In a congratulatory message, the Chief Minister lauded the emphatic victory of Indian team by defeating the Belgium by 2-1.
He said that it was a matter of great honour and pride for all Punjabis that five players in Indian squad including Captain Mr. Harjeet Singh hailed from the state.
Mr. Badal hoped that this rare feat of Indian juniors would go a long way to inspire millions of youngsters who strive hard to excel in the arena of sports.
Wishing the team for a bright future and success ahead, the Chief Minister expressed hope that team would further bring more laurels to the country in the field of sports besides restoring the pristine glory of India in international Hockey by winning such more titles.PM congratulates junior hockey team for world cup win

Khattar+Amarinder Calls Pb Assembly’s Decision,Unconstitutional

[Chandigarh] Khattar And Amarinder Calls Punjab Assembly’s Decision On SYL,UNCONSTITUTIONAL
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar And Congress Punjab Chief Capt Amarinder Singh Opposed the resolution passed by the Punjab Assembly to levy “cost and royalty” on water being supplied to the state as “unconstitutional”.
Capt Amarinder Singh Called SAD Action “irrational and illogical”,
Asserting that Punjab is facing acute water crisis, he said the question of give water to its non-riparian neighbours does not arise.
.The state Congress chief said all pre-independence precedents, as cited in the resolution, had been overruled by the Act of 1955, which categorically laid down that all water sharing will be free of cost.
He accused Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal of trying to mislead and cheat the people of Punjab of its rightful due.
The state Congress chief claimed the centre itself had declared 3/4th of Punjab as “dark zone” on account of the acute water scarcity in the region.
Referring to another resolution passed in the special session, he said, “What do they mean by saying that the state government should not give the SYL land to the centre or any central agency, when there is no SYL land left now, in the wake of the Denotification Bill.

Pb Assembly,Without Cong,Moves Resolution Against SYL Construction

[Chandigarh,Punjab]Punjab Govt Moves Resolution Against Construction of SYL
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today moved a resolution in Punjab Assembly against the construction of Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal
Opposition Congress members kepT away from the House.
Badal moved a resolution saying in the interest of the people of Punjab, the House unanimously directs the state government, Cabinet and all government officials not to hand over the state’s land for the construction of SYL canal and neither allow anybody to work on it, nor to cooperate for the purpose.
The resolution was moved amidst empty opposition benches
All 42 Congress MLAs had resigned from the state Assembly after the apex court’s decision on Thursday.
A special session of the state Assembly was convened after the Supreme Court held as “unconstitutional” the 2004 law passed by the Punjab government to terminate the SYL canal water sharing agreement with neighbouring states.
Yesterday, upping the ante against the construction of Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, Punjab Cabinet announced that it will denotify the land acquired for the project and return it to the “original owners” at no cost

Cong’s Punjabi Capt. Challenges Kejriwal+Badal to Public Debate

[Chandigarh,Pb] Cong’s Punjabi Capt Amarinder Challenges Kejriwal+Badal to Public Debate
Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh today challenged Arvind Kejriwal and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to an “open, public debate” on any issue relevant to the upcoming state Assembly election.
After welcoming more than 300 AAP supporters and a Youth Akali Dal leader from Malwa into his party here, Amarinder, at a press meet, accused AAP national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal of being an “escapist” and “trying to run away from a debate on one pretext or the other”.
The Congress leader dismissed the AAP supremo’s claims that he did not want to become the chief minister of Punjab saying, “It has become quite evident that his (Kejriwal’s) eyes are set on the top position in Punjab. He is simply trying to mislead the people by claiming otherwise.”
Replying to a query on Kejriwal’s charge of a “Congress-BJP nexus” in the run-up to the Punjab polls due early next year, Amarinder said he had been “running around the courts for 10 years under the Badal regime”.
“Does that indicate a nexus,” he asked, asserting that he will “not spare” the chief minister if the Congress formed the next government in the state.
Capt Said “We have done it earlier. We will put him (Badal) in his place again,”

Badal Takes Doctors To Villagers Doors :Flaggoff 100Mobile Vans

[Chandigarh,Punjab] Senior Badal Launches Health Awareness Campaign
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today launched the state government’s programme of ‘Aware and Care’ by flagging off 100 Information Education Communication (IEC) mobile vans.
On the sidelines of the function CM said that the basic objective of rolling out these vans was to apprise people about the diseases like cancer, hepatitis-C, cervical cancer and the preventive measures to be taken to cure the patients suffering from these diseases in the early stages.
This programme would also aim at creating awareness amongst the people about the diseases like dengue, chicken guniya, malaria with the focus on sensitising them about personal hygiene and cleanliness of environs around them,
The Chief Minister said that he hopes that this unique programme would provide the quality health care and diagnostic services to the people at their doorsteps.
He said that the state government would soon launch a scheme to provide free medicines to the people through special chemist shops being setup in the villages across the state.
He said that these vans were equipped with audio video gadgets to inform the people about various healthcare programmes.
A team of doctors would accompany the vans to diagnose the people and provide free medicines to them,
Badal said that these vans would revolutionise the health sector by offering free and quality mobile healthcare services to the people especially in the far flung areas of rural sector by offering a direct access to the best health and diagnostic facilities.
He said that these vans would act as a catalyst for making Punjab a healthy and vigorous state.

Ally Badal Comes In Support Of PM And Condemns Terror Attack in Uri

[Muktsar,Punjab] Ally Badal Comes In Support Of PM And Condemns Terror Attack in Uri
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said the country has a decisive Prime Minister who would give a befitting reply to those involved in the terror strike.
The Chief Minister said, any attack on unity and integrity of the country should be given an apt reply.
The NDA government at the Centre was fully committed to uphold the sovereignty of the country and protect its borders by foiling such attacks, he said at a Sangat Darshan programme in Lambi assembly segment
Badal said such incidents must be dealt with a heavy hand to avoid any threat to the unity and integrity of the nation.

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कांग्रेस के पंजाबी कैप्टेन अमरिंदर ने ‘सिद्धू’ की “आवाज.ए.पंजाब” को तांगा पार्टी बताया

[अमृतसर,पंजाब] कांग्रेस के पंजाबी कैप्टेन अमरिंदर ने सिद्धू की “आवाज.ए.पंजाब” को तांगा पार्टी बताया|इससे पूर्व वे इसी मोर्चे को अप्रासंगिक बता चुके हैं
इसके आलावा पंजाब के सी एम् आम आदमी पार्टी को ताश के पत्तों का घर बता चुके हैं
पंजाब कांग्रेस के अध्यक्ष अमरिन्दर सिंह ने भाजपा के पूर्व सांसद नवजोत सिंह सिद्धू द्वारा शुरू किए गए मोर्चे ‘‘आवाज.ए.पंजाब’’ को आज ‘‘तांगा पार्टी’’ बताया और प्रस्तावित चौथे मोर्चे को ‘‘अप्रासंगिक’’ करार दिया।
उन्होंने आरोप लगाया कि ऐसा प्रतीत होता है कि इस चौथे मोर्चे को सिर्फ भाजपा द्वारा बढ़ावा दिया जा रहा है।
उन्होंने कहा, ‘‘यह :आवाज.ए.पंजाब: चार लोगों की तांगा पार्टी की तरह है जिसमें दो लोग आगे बैठते हैं और दो लोग पीछे बैठते हैं तथा इसका शायद ही कोई असर होगा।’’
उन्होंने कहा कि चार लोग कोई राजनीतिक पार्टी नहीं बना सकते और इसके लिए ‘‘उससे काफी ज्यादा की जरूरत होती है।’’ ‘‘आवाज.ए.पंजाब’’ की स्थापना सिद्धू के साथ पूर्व हॉकी कप्तान और विधायक परगट सिंह तथा लुधियाना के विधायक बंधुओं सिमरजीत सिंह बैंस तथा बलविंदर बैंस ने की है।
कांग्रेस के पूर्व सी एम् अमरिंदर ने कहा कि अपनी पार्टी बनाने के लिए लोगों का स्वागत है क्योंकि यह उनका लोकतांत्रिक अधिकार है।

Capt Amarinder Also Assures Completely Free Power To Punjabi Farmers

[Jalandhar,Punjab] Cong Capt Amarinder Also Assures Free Power To Punjabi Farmers
PCC president Amarinder Singh today said if Congress comes to power, farmers will get free electricity.
He said if Congress is voted to power he will not only provide free power to farmers, but also ensure its regular supply.
Besides, Singh added, there will be no hidden charges as imposed on farmers by the Badal government.
He said the farmers were being made to pay huge amount of money for superfluous reasons that virtually negated the idea of free power. “I have promised that free power means completely free power without any hidden charges that you (Badal) are imposing,” he said.
Singh also challenged Badal to swear before Akal Takht that he had not signed and approved the construction of Satluj-Yamuna Link canal to “please” his friend and the then Haryana Chief Minister Devi Lal in 1978.
Referring to Badal’s charge that he was part of the design to construct the SYL, Singh said, “why have you kept quiet over Devi Lal’s statement in Haryana Vidhan Sabha that I made public where he has completely exposed your complicity”

Celebrate Joyous Eid Collectively with Great Enthusiasm&Religious Fervor:Pb CM

[Chandigarh,Punjab]Celebrate Joyous Eid Collectively with Great Enthusiasm&Religious Fervor:Pb CM
Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today felicitated the people of Punjab especially the Muslim brethren on the eve of sacred Eid-ul-Fitr.
In a message, the Chief Minister said that this festival marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan, which re-affirms the spirit of charity and generosity and highlights the feelings of empathy. Mr. Badal expressed hope that his sacred occasion would strengthen the bonds of communal harmony, peace and brotherhood, which are reflected in noble human values as propagated by our great Gurus, Saints and Seers since time immemorial. Mr. Badal said, “May this auspicious festival strengthen mutual goodwill and inspire each one of us to follow the path of love, friendship, harmony and amity.”
The Chief Minister called upon the people to celebrate this joyous festival collectively by rising above parochial considerations of caste, color and creed with great enthusiasm and religious fervor.