Badal promises free laptops, medical care and jobs

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 23:21

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash
Singh Badal on Tuesday promised to provide jobs, free laptops and
Rs two-lakh worth medical care to the poor if the ruling
SAD-BJP combine is voted back to power in the upcoming
Assembly polls.

In a statement, Badal said a decision to this effect would
be taken in the first meeting of the government, after it is
formed following the January 30 polls.
He said that all the welfare schemes and incentives
promised in SAD`s election manifesto would also be implemented
in the first Cabinet meeting.

"We have always treated our election manifesto as a sacred
document and our performance in our present tenure is proof of
our approach," he added.

Badal said that if the SAD-BJP alliance is voted to power
in the state, it would be his last tenure as Chief Minister.

"If our alliance is voted back in power, it will be my
last tenure as Chief Minister and I want to be remembered as
someone who throughout his political career never rolled back
on his commitment made to the poor," he said.
PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 23:21

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