Malerkotla (Punjab): In an Eid bonanza to the Muslim community of the state, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday announced development works worth Rs 25.30 crore in the historic town of Malerkotla.
Addressing a gathering here after offering prayers at the local Idgah, the chief minister greeted the people on this sacred festival which symbolises universal brotherhood, peace and amity.
He said that no stone would be left unturned to ensure a comprehensive and all-round development of the city for which a road map has been already prepared.
Announcing a series of bonanzas for the city, Badal said that while Rs 10 crore each would be spent on the development of two blocks of Malerkotla I and Malerkotla II, another sum of Rs five crore would be spent on providing the sewerage facilities to the wards of city.
He said that Rs 25 lakh would be spent on the construction of Haj centre in the Idgah whereas Rs 5 lakh would be utilised for the construction of a park near the local mosque.
The chief minister categorically said that a member of the Muslim community would be soon handed over a coveted responsibility in the Punjab Minority Commission.
The SAD patron claimed that the community would also be given due representation in the boards and corporations of the state government.