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Barnala biggest traitor of Punjab,says Badal

Gagandeep Ahuja

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Barnala has done an irreparable loss to the state by playing a dubious role

NABHA(Patiala): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today dubbed the former Chief Minister of Punjab and Tamil Nadu Governor Mr Surjeet Singh Barnala as biggest traitor of the state by asserting that he had always ignored the interests of Punjab for his own vested interests.

Talking to the media persons here on the sidelines of his Sangat Darshan programme Badal asserted that he has always refrained from making any personal attack on Mr Barnala whereas the reality is that the latter has done an irreparable loss to the state and people by ignoring there interests. Training his guns against Tamil Nadu Governor, the Chief Minister said that whether it was the issue of Rajiv Longowal Accord or that of the treaty of the waters of Punjab, Barnala has always played a dubious role by acting at the behest of the Union government.

Badal said that Mr Barnala had in order to become Chief Minister of the state joined hands with the Congress by misleading Sant Harcharan Singh Longowal for signing the Rajiv Longowal accord, despite of the fact that it was against the interests of the state and he along with Former Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) President late Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra had opposed it. Similarly he said that Mr Barnala had in order to retain his Chief Ministership accepted the constitution of Iraadi Tribunal for the sharing of waters of Punjab whereas the legal experts had forbidden it. He also said that even Mr Barnala has taken extension as Governor from the Congress led UPA government without even seeking the permission for it from the party. “How can a true Akali take extension as Governor from the Congress government knowing well that it is the biggest enemy of the state” asked Badal.

The Chief Minister reiterated that the Shiromani Akali Dal is committed to support Veteran social leaders Mr Anna Hazaare on the issue of drafting of the Lokpal Bill. Similarly Mr Badal said that they are also committed for bringing back the black money from the foreign banks and exposing of the names of the people involved in it. On a query regarding the non payment of dues by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to the state government Mr Badal said that the Union government has always done injustice with the state. He said that despite of the fact that they had took up this matter a number of time with the Union government no positive result had came out.

Commenting on protest by some farmers of Mansa district against setting up of the thermal plant in their area the Chief Minister said that more then 95% of the farmers have voluntarily given their land for the plant and the hue and cry is being made by some those elements who do not want progress of the state. Mr Badal reiterated that the SAD-BJP government of the state has during its present term initiated a major recruitment drive for providing the jobs to the youth of the state. He also said that their government has ensured full transparency in these recruitments and merit has been the sole criteria for the selections.

During his Sangat Darshan programme of 62 villages in the Nabha Assembly constituency Mr Badal listened to the grievances of the people and asked the district administration to redress them. The Chief Minister also disbursed a grant of around Rs 3.70 crore for developmental works in these villages. Earlier Mr Badal laid down the foundation stone for the construction of library on the name of renowned writer and scholar Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha at the cost of Rs 80 lac.

Prominent amongst those present on the occasion included Social Welfare Minister Prof. Laxmi Kanta Chawla, SAD General Secretary Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra, District Planning Committee Chairman Mr Surjeet Singh Rakhra, Chairman of Punjab Agro Corporation Mr Randhir Singh Rakhra, Chairman PUNSEED Surjeet Singh Ablowal, Makhan Singh Lalka, Jathedar Lal Singh Ranjitgarh Former MLA Balwant Singh Shahpur, Zila Parishad Chairman Mr. Mohinder Singh Lalwa, Maninder Singh Manni & Harinderpal Singh Tohra (both Members Zila Parishad), Nabha Market Committee Chairman Gurdial Inder Singh Billu, Bhadson Market Committee Chairman Lakhbir Singh Lot, Patiala Market Committee Chairman Harvinder Singh Harpalpur, Managing Director (MD) Co-operative Bank Patiala Mr Harinder Pal Singh Chandumajra, Additional Advocate General Mr Gian Singh Mungo and the officers of Civil and Police administration.


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