Revenue & Information and Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia today said that all Punjabis are ecstatic regarding the 50th anniversary of Punjabi Suba celebrations to be held on November 1, 2016. He said that on this day, a grand function under the leadership of CM Mr Parkash Singh Badal is being organised at Amritsar, in which those who have contributed for the formation of Punjabi Suba as well as their families would be honoured by the Punjab government. He said that Union Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley and BJP National President Mr Amit Shah would also attend these celebrations.Mr Majithia today took stock of arrangements regarding these functions and also issued necessary instructions to the organisers. While speaking to media persons on the occasion, Mr Bikram Singh Majithia said that there is nothing political about this function.
While calling upon all political parties to attend this function, Mr Majithia said that such functions should be organised by all and all of us should join hands to pay our tributes and respect to all the martyrs who have laid down their lives for Punjabi suba.He said that despite the fact that Congress governments at centre meted step motherly treatment towards Punjab during last 50 years, Punjab still developed a lot. He said that Punjabis have not only reached new heights on their motherland, but have also made Punjab proud by succeeding on foreign soils. While giving details about the functions to be held at Amritsar, Mr Bikram Singh Majithia said that a grand function is being organised at Ranjit Avenue during day time and a light and sound programme would be held near Sri Darbar Sahib in the evening.While terming the Surgical Strike against Pakistan as a befitting reply to Pakistan by Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi, Mr Majithia said that our Army has done the right thing. He said that if Pakistan does not mend its ways even now, we should snap all ties with them and oppose them on all international forums. He commenting on the misleading election manifesto of Congress and Arvind Kejriwal, he said that both Capt Amarinder Singh and Kejriwal should both give it in writing to the farmers that if they failed to waive off all their debt within one week, they would auction all their property and give that amount to the farmers. He said that such people would never do it because they are just trying to gain their lost ground and credibility.
He questioned that Congress should first explain whether the promises made by them here, are implemented in other states being rules by them? He said that when the congress led UPA remained in power for 10 years at centre, why did they not take all these measures then? Same is the case with Arvind Kejriwal, who have done nothing for the farmers of Delhi state. He said that only Punjab CM Mr Parkash Singh Badal has stood by the farmers on all fronts.On a question related to former MP Mr Navjot Singh Sidhu, Mr Majithia said that due to his political opportunism and ongoing "bargaining deals" with both Congress and Kejriwal, people now know his real face. He said that Sidhu is a businessman and he is not into politics for the sake of social service.Prominent among those present on the occasion included Mr Manjinder Singh Sirsa, Mr Parminder Singh Brar, Information & Public Relations Department Secretary Mr Rahul Tiwari, Commissioner of Police Mr Lok Nath Angra, Deputy Commissioner Mr Varun Roojam, SSP Mr Harkamal Preet Singh Khakh, Major Shivi, Prof Sarchand Singh Media Advisor, besides several others.