LA NRI community honours Congress leaders from Punjab
Leaders Who Handle The Truth
Los Angeles, Sep. 13, 2013
To honor Punjab Congress MLAs Sukhjinder Singh Randhwa and Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa, a function was organised by prominent businessman and enterprenur Nachhattar Bhullar along with Sahib Bhullar and the Directors of Walnut Gurdwara at Diamond Palace, Diamond Bar, California, on September 11, 2013. The function was attended by about two hundred Punjabi ladies and gentlemen living in southern California
Jasjit Singh Irani emceed the program and welcomed the political leaders and their family members. After that speakers were invited to give out their views on the present situation in Punjab. Among those who spoke were Ravi Randhawa, a succesful local business man and philanthropist who was also the host to these two leaders. He was followed by Nacchattar Bhullar, Iqbal Samra, Pritam Singh Grover, KS Hundal, Paul Ghotra, Sahib Bhullar and a few others.
Thereafter Sukhjinder Singh Randhwa, MLA Dera Baba Nanak described the present scenario in Punjab and how the goverment machinery is working most inefficiently from village level upto the State Capital. Presently Punjab owes a debt of nearly Rs 90000 crores and yet the funds allotted by the Central goverment from time to time are not used appropriately and are wasted on frivolous schemes. He asked the NRIs to differenciate between honest and dishonest politicians and not be afraid of saying so when they come visiting foreign lands. He further stated that being in the opposition, his party was not able to bring about any changes for the betterment of Punjabis. However he assured that he would be willing to extend any help in his personal capacity, should any NRI approach him far that purpose.
Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa, MLA Fatehgarh Churian gave out his views. He reminded that before the last assembly elections, the SAD(B) had promised all kinds of incentives to the public but these were not kept by that party. High School going girls were promised bicycles, students were promised computer note books, Dalit girls were promised Rs 15000 as Shagun amount at the time of their marriage but these were only political gimmics for winning the elections. He apprised that despite being under heavy debt, the government is wasting money on purchase of helicopters and on deployment of abot 900 police personnel for protection of the CM and DY CM alone. He further stated that liquor and other drugs were freely offered to the voters and yet the police knowingly looked the otherway. Like his predecessor, Mr Bajwa also asked the NRI fraternity, to identify the politicians for their honesty and reputation before honoring them when they came visiting.
After these speaches, a sumptuous dinner was laid followed by an evening of dance, gidha and bhangra which was enojyed to the core by the visiting dignitaries as well as all those who attended.