Centre failed to devise anti-terror
MP Sukhbir Singh Badal said the Centre has failed to devise a concrete policy to counter terrorism.
Speaking at a press conference here today, the SAD chief said, "There have been (terror) attacks after attacks. But nothing has been done to address the menace. There should be a focused approach like the one adopted by the United States."
He also dubbed the all-party meetings to discuss terrorism as "futile exercises". "I attended an all-party meeting at the Centre. Bas roti paani khawa ke bhej dinde han (They just serve you snacks and discuss nothing worthwhile)," Sukhbir told mediapersons. He also lashed out at the Union Government for failing to announce any proactive policy to tackle economic recession.
He called in for a "shock treatment", involving cutting down interest rates from four to five per cent immediately. He said revenue generation from VAT in Punjab had witnessed an encouraging growth. He said 2009 would focus on administrative reforms and a Reform Commission would analyse the shortcoming in 60 to 70 services, involving government-public dealing.
Sukhbir, who today laid the foundation stone of the Rs 30-crore railway overbridge on Bathinda-Badal road, claimed that the Punjab government would construct about 120 railway over and underbridges, out of which 10 were already complete and work on 30 had been initiated. He said the projects would cost approximately Rs 3,000 crore.