Staff member

Gurdaspur September 29:
To fight terrorism and control the prices of essential commodities remains the top priority of the Congress-led UPA government, stated Union minister of state for industries Ashwani Kumar said.
“The relentless efforts being made by the government to deal with these two important issues are likely to show tangible results in the coming days,” he claimed. Ashwani Kumar, who was here to attend a function, said the Delhi blasts had shown that forces inimical to India’s unity and integrity were active again.
Under these circumstances, a united nation should answer the call and fight a decisive battle against terrorism. Those parties, including the BJP, who were seeking political mileage from this were not serving people, but had exposed their politics of opportunism. Creating social divisions along religious and communal lines would help terrorists in their nefarious designs.
“The BJP has once again exposed its political bankruptcy by trying to gain out of bomb blasts, which occurred in a few cities of the country,” alleged the minister. The Indo-US nuclear deal, he said, was a tribute to the successful diplomacy of the UPA leadership. It was a national achievement and the parties opposing it had betrayed their myopic vision.
“This deal has finally validated India’s claim to the status of a global power and will serve the cause of a clean environment and energy security,” said the minister. Ashwini Kumar disclosed that for the first time three towns of this district, Pathankot, Gurdaspur and Batala, would be connected to Delhi with a superfast train from the middle of next month.
This had already been agreed to by Union railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav. “The introduction of the superfast train will play a key role in boosting the economy of the border area,” he claimed. The minister claimed the visit of AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi to Punjab had helped to unite and reinvigorate the Congress in the state. He said all leaders of the party had worked to ensure cohesion in the party.