SAD-BJP govt duty bound to maintain peace: Badal
Talwandi Sabo (PB): The SAD-BJP government is duty bound to preserve the hard earned peace in Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Saturday.
The single point agenda of the state government was to ensure peace, brotherhood and communal harmony in the state for its all-round development, he said during his visit here to attend Baisakhi conference.
The state government was keeping a strict vigil over the law and order situation, adding, no one would be allowed to disturb peace of state, Badal said.
Replying to another query, Badal said the days of the Congress led UPA government at the Centre were numbered.
People are eagerly waiting for the General elections to oust Congress led UPA, he said.
The SAD being a key constituent of the NDA was strongly with the BJP and the alliance between them was firm as always, the Chief Minister said.
On a question regarding support of SAD to the Prime Ministerial candidate of BJP, Badal said that it would be decided amicably after the discussions with the alliance partners in the coming days.
Earlier, addressing a gathering during the annual Baisakhi conference, the Chief Minister said that the Congress has always meted out step-motherly treatment with Punjab.
He alleged that the successive Congress governments at the Centre had always ignored the interests of state.
Badal pointed out that Punjab had been worst sufferer as the Centre was deliberately formulating stringent parameters to exclude the state from the ambit of several schemes.
The Chief Minister blamed the "adverse" policies of the Union government for deplorable conditions of farmers, saying that peasantry was reeling under a debt of Rs 32,000 crore.
Badal said the state government was playing a pivotal role in perpetuating the rich cultural legacy of the state for its coming generations.
The state government has already got Virasat-e-Khalsa memorial constructed at Sri Anandpur Sahib, memorials of big and small holocaust in Kup Rahira and Kahnuwan respectively and Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War memorial at Chappar Chiri.
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