*UNPRECEDENTED DEVELOPMENT, CITIZEN FRIENDLY GOVERNANCE REFORMS SET TO BRING BACK SAD-BJP GOVERNMENT FOR ANOTHER TERM
*BET BELT OF MACCHIWARA ALL SET TO GET DEVELOPMENT BOOST WITH Rs 70 Crore BRIDGE ON SUTLEJ IN MATTEWARA
MATTEWARA (LUDHIANA – Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister Punjab, today said that anti-development and anti-people face of Congress party has been fully exposed before the people of Punjab as congress leaders including Captain Amarinder Singh were working overtime to stall release of funds for development works of the state.
Addressing an unprecedented mammoth gathering after laying the foundation stone of Rs 70 crore high-level bridge on Sutlej River near Mattewara that would shorten the travel distance from Ludhiana to Nawan Shahr by 30 kilometers, Mr. Badal said that it was SAD-BJP government that was constructing second bridge to develop this area, first being in the Rahon. He said that Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal was moving with the missionary zeal to ensure development in this Bet area, has taken personnel interest in sanctioning this bridge. He said that he was surprised at the anti-development stance of Captain Amarinder Singh camping in New Delhi to get the grants of development works of Punjab, stopped. He said that Punjab unit of congress party was perplexed, seeing their decimation in the ensuing Vidhan Sabha polls as electorate of Punjab were determined to honour SAD-BJP government with a repeat term for record development initiated by this government.
Lashing at Captain Amarinder Singh for his phobia from SAD-BJP combine, Mr. Badal said that Congress party deliberately ran away from any fruitful discussion in the Vidhan Sabha as they feared the exposure of their failure. He said that Right to Service Act, a historic act, has reflected the sincerity of SAD-BJP government in fighting the graft. He said that Governance Reforms initiated by this government besides RTS strike at the very root of corruption.
Mr. Badal said that this bridge was lifeline of this area that would act as a bridge of development between Doaba and Malwa, shortening the route to Himachal Pradesh. He said that the Congress party deliberately kept this area backward and befooled the masses.
Reacting to the demands of former MP Mr. Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Mr. Badal said that he would request Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal to expeditious clearance of Laduwal-Khamano Road Bridge, Macchiwara-Khamano-Laduwal, Ring Road on Sutlej River, four laning of Ludhiana-Macchiwara-Rahon Road, World Class Race Course on 250 acres of land, upgradation of primary school in Mangali and BoothGarh to Middle and middle school in Mattewara to High School. He also promised to pursue for the opening of Government College in the area.
Earlier Mr. Parminder Singh Dhindsa, PWD Minister, Mr. Hira Singh Gabria, Tourism Minister, Mr. Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal Former Minister, Mr. Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, Chairman Punjab Mandi Board, Mr. Santa Singh Umedpuri Chairman SSS Board, Mr. Jagjiwan Pal Singh Khirnia and Mr. Ranjit Singh Talwandi, both MLA, also spoke on the occasion.