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August, 2008



Chandigarh, August 1, 2008

Punjab Chief Minister, S. Parkash Singh Badal today expressed profound grief over the sad demise of Communist Leader S. Harkishan Singh Surjit.

In a statement Mr. Badal described Mr. Surjit as a leader who remained committed to whatever ideology he believed in till his death. Mr. Badal said that Mr. Surjit belonged to that golden era when strength of personal relations was recognized despite differences of political ideologies.

Mr. Badal described the death of Mr. Surjit 'as a personal loss'. He said that Mr. Surjit always maintained close association with Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and also stood with SAD in many battles against draconian and anti democratic measures of then Congress regimes, as in the case of Emergency.




Bringing Government machinery at the door step of people, Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, Punjab held Sangat Darshan Programme, here today in five different wards of Amritsar South Assembly Constituency. He was accompanied by Mr. Inderbir Singh Bolaria, MLA Amritsar South, Mr. Shwait Malik, Mayor, Mr. Kahan Singh Pannu, Deputy Commissioner, Mr. D.P.S. Kharbanda, Commisisioner, Municipal Corporation, Mr. Kanwar Vijay Partap Singh, SSP and a host of local Akali-BJP leaders.

Lending a sympathetic ear to the problems of people, Mr. Badal redressed their grievances on-the-spot. He thanked the voters for exercising their franchise in favour of Akali-BJP candidate during the recent byelection for Amritsar South Constituency and assured that he would fulfill all the pre-poll promises. Mr. Badal today handed over cheques worth nearly Rs. 4 crore to Municipal Corporation for completing the on going works related to strengthening of roads, installation of tubewells, street lights, sewerage system and supply of clean drinking water in ward no.33,35,43,44 and 58.

Mr. Badal announced that the long pending demand of people of the constituency for covering the drain carrying sullage from Khazana Gate area (The Ganda Nallah) would soon be fulfilled and a project worth Rs. 495 lakh would be initiated for the same. Besides, soon a project for R.O. purified water supply system in all the major cities of Punjab including Amritsar would be initiated whereby consumers will get pure water at the cost of 10 paise per litre as compare to Rs. 10 per litre of mineral water available in the market.

Seeking cooperation and support from the public for the success of various Government Projects, the Chief Minister, Punjab asked the people to observe restraint from throwing garbage in the streets and also suggested to install C.F.L. lights in their houses in order to save nearly 250 to 300 MW of power.

`Talking to media persons, Mr. Badal said that the recent news as reported in a few of the newspapers regarding the shifting of World Class Central University from Amritsar to Bathinda is absolutely baseless. "There is no plan whatsoever regarding shifting of this University; it would be set up in Amritsar and Amritsar alone", he asserted. He also expressed disapproval on the need to set up a special central agency to counter terrorism as declared by Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India and said that by strengthening the available police force, the task can be accomplished.

Kalia Condoled the death of S. Harkishan Singh Surjit

Chandigarh, July 1: Mr. Manoranjan Kalia, Local Government & Industries Minister Punjab today expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of the veteran Marxist leader Harkishan Singh Surjit. Who breathed his last today.

Describing him a seasoned Politician Mr. Kalia conveyed his heart felt sympathies to the bereaved family members.



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