Jalandhar: BJP on Monday hit out at the Punjab government led by its ally SAD, alleging that while the state ignored the martyrdom of soldiers, it "wasted precious money" on performances by film actors.
Senior BJP leader and former cabinet minister in the Punjab government Laxmi Kanta Chawla said three jawans belonging to Punjab were killed in militant attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.
"They were cremated with full state honours but the state government doesn't seem to be saddened by the incident," she said.
Chawla alleged while the state government spends crores of rupees on performances by film stars, it hesitates to give even a few lakhs to the martyrs' families.
The BJP leader was referring to the inaugural ceremony of 5th Kabaddi World Cup here on December 6, in which actors Sonakshi Sinha and Arjun Kapoor performed. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal were present on the occasion.