Newly appointed Chairman of Punjab Christian Welfare Board Dr. Salamat Masih on Tuesday assumed the office in the presence of three Cabinet Ministers, PPCC Chief Sunil Jakhar and seven MLAs at Forest Complex here.On this occasion Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Rural Development and Panchayats Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, MLAs Barindermeet Singh Pahra, Santokh Singh Bhalaipur, Balwinder Singh Ladi, Darshan Singh Brar, Harjot Kamal Singh, Kulbir Singh Zira and Davinder Singh Ghubaya besides District Congress President Gurdaspur Roshan Joseph and former president Ashok Chaudhary were present.Replying to a query about allegations levelled by the Shiromani Akali Dal, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said that the matter of the murder of SAD leader was being thoroughly probed and ultimately justice would prevail under the visionary leadership of Captain Amarinder Singh unlike of Akali Dal regime, where justice was either inordinately delayed or denied. Replying to another question of being targeted by the Akalis, Randhawa said that whosoever dares to unearth misdeeds of Akalis such as their dubious role in sacrileges cases, drug trade and links with gangsters would obviously be targeted. Randhawa, however, said that he cared least for it and would always stand by truth.
Training guns at SAD leadership, the PPCC Chief Sunil Jakhar said that Akalis had gone berserk in view of the ever rising graph of Congress in the state. He said that Akalis were totally dejected and directionless as they were now indulging in theatricals to win over the sympathy of people, which is nothing but a farce.Mr Jakhar dared the Badal family and Bikram Singh Majithia to recover State’s share of GST to the tune of Rs 4100 crore from Centre besides getting the CCL scam of Rs 31,000 crore during Akali regime settled immediately without any further delay. He pointed out that Badal’s could never be absolved from the sacrilege cases and would have to pay the heavy price for such misdeeds in the peoples’ court.Dr. Salamat Masih’s appointment as Chairman of Christian Welfare Board was reflective of Captain Amarinder Government’s commitment to ensure welfare of all sections of the society, said Mr. Randhawa and Mr. Jakhar adding the newly appointed Chairman would make all out efforts to safeguard the interests of the minorities especially the Christian Community.Among others who were present on the occasion included Senior Deputy Chairman of Christian Welfare Board Bishop Rehmat Masih, Deputy Chairman Tarsem Masih Sahota, Member Raman Masih, Happy Masih, Pastor Erick Masih, Hans Raj Arlibhan and Jason Mathew.