Mann asserts senior officers went to Delhi on his orders

Jalandhar, April 14 : Slamming opposition for making undue hue and cry over the issue of senior officers’ meeting with AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the national capital recently, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said a few days ago senior officers of the state government had gone for training in New Delhi on his orders. Mann said wherever needed he will send his officers for sharpening their administrative skills and expertise. He said Delhi government’s reform in education, health and power sector are unmatched adding that there is no harm in getting training from them. This was stated by the Chief Minister while interacting with the media persons after attending a state level function to mark the 131st birth anniversary of Baba Sahib in the city on Thursday. He categorically said the perpetrators of matric scholarship scheme will be soon behind the bars. He said this is a heinous and unpardonable crime adding that culprits will not be spared at any cost. He further said the key accused will be soon seen filing applications in court for better facilities in jails. The Chief Minister ruled out any possibility of the state government purchasing any new vehicles for the Ministers. He said the opposition was baselessly spreading such canards in dearth of any issue against the state government. He said that there was no such move by the state government. Mann unequivocally said that every guarantee promised with the people will be fulfilled. He said that less than a month has passed since the formation of the new government in Punjab. He said that every promise made with people will be delivered at every cost. He said the state government will ensure judicious use of funds under the centrally sponsored schemes for the well being of people. He said the Rural Development Fund will be issued by the on government as soon as the Cabinet has approved the Punjab Rural Development Amendment (Ordinance) on Wednesday. He said the centre has withhold the funds under the scheme as the previous governments have diverted these funds for their vested political interests. Earlier, while addressing the gathering during the state level function, Mann exhorted them to uphold the spirit of Indian constitution drafted by Bharat Ratna Baba Sahib Dr B R Ambedkar. He said nefarious attempts are being constantly made to undermine the basic character of the constitution drafted by the great jurist and statesman Dr Ambedkar. He said unfortunately these attempts are not made by foreigners or Britishers but by some of our own people. He said these attempts need to nip in the bud for which people have to join their hands. The Chief Minister said Baba Sahib had empowered the people through constitution by giving them right to vote. He said only due to this power political giants like Parkash Singh Badal, Sukhbir Singh Badal, Manpreet Singh Badal, Bikram Singh Majithia and several others have been decimated by people from the state’s political cavass. Pointing out further, he said democracy is pillar of our constitution and therefore any move to temper with it values would not be tolerated at any cost. Drawing a parallel with Pakistan, Mann said though our neighbouring country had attained freedom a day before our country but democracy has never survived there due to lack of constitutional democracy. He said due to visionary approach of Baba Sahib the constitution and constitutional values have flourished in India on the contrary nothing such exists in Pakistan. He said that a glaring example of dysfunctional democracy is that any former Prime Minister of Pakistan has been either killed or exiled. The Chief Minister called upon the people to contribute immensely towards making an ideal society by following the principles of equality and liberty as enshrined in the Constitution propounded by Baba Sahib. Describing Dr Ambedkar as a great scholar, jurist, economist, social reformer and a statesman, he said Dr Ambedkar was one of the most towering personalities in world history. He said though Dr Ambedkar hailed from a humble family but his exceptional contribution towards the society has enabled him to be amongst the league of global leaders. He further said the Indian Constitution was the result of Dr Ambedkar’s unparalleled hard work, dedication and far sightedness. He said Baba Saheb was not only the leader of weaker sections but he belonged to the entire nation. He said the unmatched determination, progressive outlook and struggle of Dr Ambedkar to bring the underprivileged and poor sections of the society into the mainstream, will ever remain an inspiration for them. DB SY 1602

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