Punjab Local Bodies and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Balkar Singh today asserted that zero-tolerance policy would strictly be followed across all municipal corporations and municipal councils in the state so that a smooth and corruption-free administration could be ensured across all local bodies in Punjab.
Accompanied by Member Parliament Sushil Kumar Rinku, MLA Raman Arora, Deputy Commissioner Deepshikha Sharma, the minister while addressing a press conference here at local circuit house said that special emphasis would be laid on the availability of basic amenities in the city so that people can avail the benefit of portable drinking water, cleanliness, better road infrastructure, lighting, etc.
He said that people of Jalandhar have expressed their faith in Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led state government by making Sushil Kumar Rinku win with thumping majority in Lok Sabha bye-polls; now it is our duty to fulfill the aspirations of people of Jalandhar by making this city one of the leading cities of the state.
He also mentioned that a slew of special projects would be launched in Jalandhar to further put development of this city on a high-growth trajectory adding that it would be visible to everybody soon as the government is all set to launch major projects for Jalandhar city.
Earlier, a contingent of Punjab Police accorded guard of honor to Cabinet Minister on his arrival in the city while district administration led by Deputy Commissioner Deepshikha Sharma welcomed the minister at local circuit house.
Speaking on the occasion, Member Parliament Sushil Kumar Rinku said that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led state government has given Jalandhar District ministerial berth in the Punjab Cabinet, which would further give impetus to the development of this city.
He congratulated Cabinet Minister Balkar Singh on his induction as minister and expressed hope that he will fulfill the aspirations of people of Jalandhar.Prominent amongst others present on the occasion included Chairperson Punjab State Container and Warehousing Corporation Rajwinder Kaur Thiara, Chairman District Planning Board Amritpal Singh, AAP Leaders Surinder Singh Sodhi, Dinesh Dhall, and Mohinder Bhagat.