The Fact News Service
Rajpura, January 8
In a bid to ensure the overall development of the Rajpura constituency, the Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday announced Rs. 10 crore besides elevating Banur as Sub Division shortly.
He also announced a Government College for Banur and upgradation of the hospital.
Addressing a mammoth gathering here at the local Grain Market, CM Channi while taking on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the weather is also inclement today but the popularity of the present State Government can very well be gauged from the large number of people turning up at the venue. But in Ferozepur rally barely 700 people were there even though 70000 chairs were laid out, said Channi adding that the former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had to address the empty chairs.
Listing the people friendly initiatives undertaken by his Government, the Chief Minister said that the Baazigar community is being given the proprietary rights over the plots occupied by them besides people living inside the Lal Dora also being conferred the same rights under Mera Ghar Mere Naam scheme.
Likewise, the Chief Minister further said that 27 lakh pensioners are getting their pensions in the timely manner and an additional Rs. 1000 would be credited into their accounts today. Also, 8.50 lakh youth studying in the Government and Private colleges, and universities would get Rs. 2000 into their bank accounts.
Pointing out further, Channi said that his government has taken care of the interests of all the sections of the society especially farmers and the traders. Besides, he counted reduction in the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs. 10 and Rs. 5 respectively, Reducing power tariff for domestic consumers by Rs. 3, Bringing water charges down to flat Rs. 50, Waiving off the power bills to the tune of Rs. 19 crore of the gaushalas, Increasing the monthly honorarium of the 52000 Anganwari workers besides the 67000 ASHA workers and Mid Day Meal workers as the main achievements of his government.
Lauding the Rajpura MLA Hardayal Singh Kamboj a man of the masses, the Chief Minister said that the MLA is burning midnight oil to ensure the all-round development of the constituency apart from welfare of all the sections of the society.
Castigating the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) especially the Badals, the Chief Minister said that Transport mafia patronaged by the Badal family has effectively nipped in the bud by the Congress Government and the SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia is on the run from law due to his acts of omission and commission.
Taking on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) party leadership and specifically training his guns on Arvind Kejriwal, CM Channi said Kejriwal is cheating the people of Delhi also as he is spending their hard earned money on campaigning in Punjab. If God forbid, his party comes to power then Kejriwal would splurge the treasures of Punjab elsewhere to nurture his ambitions, added Channi. Further, the Delhi Chief Minister nurtures ambition to rule Punjab by proxy through his crony Bhagwant Mann.
Addressing the people, MLA Hardayal Singh Kamboj said that now the people of Punjab have got the Chief Minister who is accessible all the time unlike the previous one who didn’t meet his party MLAs for a whole year. He also expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister for providing Rs. 41 crore during the 100 days of his Government for ensuring development of Rajpura constituency.
Among others present on the occasion included the ex Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, MLA Nirmal Singh Shutrana, President District Youth Congress (Rural) Nirbhai Singh Milti, President District Congress (Rural) Gurdeep Singh Oontsar, President Municipal Council Rajpura Narinder Shastri, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Urban Development) Gautam Jain and SSP Dr. Sandeep Garg.