Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal today demanded capital punishment for the Delhi gang rape perperators in order to check the occurrence of such heinous crimes in future. She said such exemplary punishment was imperative to make India safe for women. She said capital punishment would also create a sense of fear among anti social elements who would never dare to commit such a crime in future.Making these comments while addressing media persons at sangat darshan programme organized in this district, Ms Harsmirat Badal expressed deep concern over the slow pace of prosecution and demanded that such cases of heinous crimes should be tried at fast track courts to bring the culprits to book and to provide timely justice to the needy.Ms Badal during her visit to her Lok Sabha constituencey also distributed cheques for development activities. She also listened to the problems of the people which were redressed at the moment.While addressing the gatherings at various villages she said the union government had been denying BPL cards to the poor and now with Lok Sabha elections on the anvil, the centre was announcing populous schemes for the poor such as providing free ration just to pocket votes.
The Bathinda mp said the Food Security Act of the union government was a carbon copy of the Atta Dal scheme of the SAD-BJP government. She said the Punjab Government was already providing free Atta Dal to all the poor families of the state whereas the Union Government was launching such schemes purely for political gains. Ms Badal said the people of the country were aware of such tricks of the Congress and that they would teach them a lesson in the coming elections.
She meanwhile asked the people to report the matter at the Mansa Office in case of any irregularity in spending the funds meant for development works. She said the Punjab Government had been releasing the amount for Old Age Pensions and Shagun Scheme and if any eligible person does not get the amount he could contact the officer of the respective department.