In a major Republic Day gift to the Jalandhar residents, the Cooperation and Jails Minister Punjab Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa today laid foundation stone of Development works worth more than Rs 100 crore in Jalandhar Central, Jalandhar Cantt, Jalandhar West and Jalandhar North constituency.“Every promise made by the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led state government will be fulfilled to ensure comprehensive growth of the state and prosperity of its people”, said Mr Randhawa on the sidelines of laying foundation of the projects.The Minister, according by MLAs Mr Pargat Singh, Mr Rajinder Beri, Mr Sushil Kumar Rinku and Mr Avtar Singh Bawa Henry, assured that no stone would be left unturned to usher in an era of unprecedented growth and development in every nook and corner of state. He said that the Captain government was fully committed to fulfil every promise made to people of Punjab. Mr Randhawa said that very soon every promise made with the populace of Punjab would be fulfilled.The Minister laid foundation stone of development works in various wards of the Municipal Corporation at a cost of Rs 33.09 crore on Ladowali Road, development of the green areas worth Rs 12.74 crore under the Jalandhar Smart City at Urban Estate Phase I, construction of Trunk Storm Water Drainage and allied Works in Area Based Development zone of the city at a cost of Rs 20.37 crore at 120 feet road and development of Smart Roads in Area Based Development zone of Jalandhar at a cost of Rs 36.16 crore under the DAV College flyover. He said that the projects worth more than Rs 100 crore would give much needed impetus to the development of the city.The Minister further said that there was no dearth of funds for development in the state adding that the state government has already done adequate planning for the holistic development of the urban and rural areas of the state. He said that the development in the state would get a major push in coming two years. Mr Randhawa said that the state government would ensure that every effort would be made for this noble cause.
On a query, the Minister said that the proposal for further beefing up security in Jails across the state was already under the active consideration of the Punjab government. He said that the proposals for installing body scanners, jammers and other hi-end machinery was already in the pipeline. Mr Randhawa further said that every single seizure in the Jail from the inmates or their kin was being now brought on record and a FIR was being lodged regarding it.The Minister further said Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has already decided to commemorate the 400th birth anniversary of the Ninth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Teg Bahadur ji, on April 18, 2021, with year-long celebrations beginning April 12 this year. He said that Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji’s unparalleled and supreme sacrifice to uphold the value of righteousness, truth and freedom of faith would be always be remembered by one and all, and Guru Ji’s teachings must be disseminated in every nook and corner of the world. Mr Randhawa said that committees have been constituted to coordinate and chalk out several programmes to be organised by various departments throughout the year, to spread the teachings of Guru Ji in an unsurpassed manner.The Minister also said that BJP led Union Government at centre was pursuing the divisive policy through CAA and NRC. He said that the aim was to divide the people on communal lines. Mr Randhawa also questioned the silence of Shiromani Akali Dal leaders Mr Parkash Singh Badal and Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal in these vital issues haunting the minorities.The Minister also slammed the Badals for misleading the people on Power in the state adding that the Shiromani Akali Dal had entered into agreement with private players which was causing huge loss to Punjab. He also assailed the SAD-BJP leaders for amassing huge wealth by unfair means. Mr Randhawa also said that people were fed up from the misrule of previous SAD-BJP alliance government and they would never vote for them.On the occasion Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder Kumar Sharma, Commissioner of Police Mr Gurpreet Singh Bhullar and Commissioner Municipal Corporation Jalandhar Mr Diperva Lakra were also present.Prominent amongst others present on the occasion included Mayor Mr Jagdish Raj Raja, Senior Deputy Mayor Mrs Kulwinder Kaur and Deputy Mayor Mr Harsimran Singh Bunty, Councillors of the Municipal Corporation and other officers were also present.