Punjab to emerge as leader state in country


Staff member
Ropar February 6:

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said Punjab would soon emerge as the frontrunner State in the country due to unparalleled development and progress in every field be it education, industry, agriculture, infrastructure, civil aviation, rural and urban development during the SAD-BJP regime.

Addressing a public gathering in Sri Chamkaur Sahib Assembly constituency, Badal said that his Government had already announced to dedicate year 2011, as a year of transformation and as a part of the SAD-BJP Government’s agenda to accomplish development projects and welfare schemes to cherish the aspirations of the people.

Referring to the significance of public interaction programme, Badal said Punjab was the only State in the country to have this unique programme to redress the day-to-day problems and grievances of the common man. He said this programme was aimed at resolving the development issues on the spot to the satisfaction of the people and added that communication gap between the people and the administration must be bridged up to bring people closer to the administration and to ensure their active participation in the Government’s development projects and welfare schemes.

Badal further said what the SAD-BJP Government has done on development front in just four years could not be achieved by the Congress Party during 30 years of past regime in the State. He ridiculed the Congress for blaming SAD-BJP Government for poor financial situation in the State. To vindicate his stand on the sound financial health, Badal said prudent economic policies and financial management had resulted in whopping increase in VAT collection, almost 100 per cent from Rs 5,136 core to Rs 10,500 crore during the current fiscal year, which was likely to cross the mark of Rs 14,000 crore by March 2012.