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November, 2008



Chandigarh November 23, 2008

S. Avtar Singh Hit BJP-SAD candidate from Rajouri Garden Assembly Constituency today charged Shiela Dikshit for shirking responsibility of governance by denying full statehood to the people of Delhi .

Addressing a series of election rallies in Khayala, Vishnu Garden, Tagore Garden and Mukharjee Park areas here today, Mr. Hit said that by escaping from the promise of full statehood she wants to remain away from the responsibility of total collapse of law & order situation in Delhi. He said that a king, who cannot guarantee safety of life and property to its citizen has no right to govern and time has come that the people by exercising the power of ballot should throw Sheila Dikshit and her cronies in the annals of history.

Guaranteeing substantial improvements in law & order situation in capital, S. Hit said that the BJP-SAD government was ready to take charge of Delhi with full powers and would control Delhi police to ensure crime free environment in Capital.

Challenging Shiela Dikshit to travel for one day in blueline buses, S. Hit said that while living in ivory palace she can not understand the problems being faced by bus commuters. He said that pick pocketing, eve-teasing, molestation of ladies, harassment of senior citizen and overcharging by bus conductors were ruling the roost in every local bus while Shiela Dikshit was enjoying her sound sleep.

Meanwhile, Punjab's youngest Cabinet Minister and Patron, Youth Akali Dal S. Bikram Singh Majithia and his team along with local BJP leaders and workers has taken the election campaign on a such high pitch that it creates desperation in appoint Congress (I) candidate Dayandand Chandela's camp and his relatives and remaining few supporters starts showing their frustration.

Sarna's open support to congress exposes his true colors: MAJITHIA

Chandigarh November 23:-

The long expected but till now concealed from public eyes support of S. Paramjit Singh Sarna so called Panthak leader and president of DSGMC toCongress( I ) in Delhi Vidhan Sabha elections has reconfirmed the charges of SAD that these paid and sponsored Panthak leaders were playing the game of Congress (I) to defame Sikh Panth at Global Level. Commenting on the open support of S. Sarna to Congress candidate from Delhi Patron of Youth Akali Dal and Punjab's Youngest Cabinet Minister Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia said that Sarna's true colours have got exposed before every Sikh in this World and time has come that the members of the Panth should collectively punish the 'Vibhishan'.

Calling for a high level enquiry by a sitting Supreme Court Judge in the funding operations of Sarna brothers, S. Majithia said that they should be told to reveal thier domestic as well as overseas sources of funding.

Terming leaders like Mr. Sarna as security risk to the country, Youth Akali Dal Patron further said that the Union government should confiscate his passport because he would surely run away to a foreign country after three days when BJP-SAD government would assume charge in Delhi.

Meanwhile interacting with media persons S. Majithia said that only last four days of dark era of congress regime were left as BJP-SAD were all set to sweep Delhi Assembly Elections with two third majority.

Addressing election rallies at Rajouri Garden, Jangpura, Shahdra & Adarsh Nagar vidhan sabha constituencies Youth Akali Dal Patron said that Akali Dal would win all these four seats with total support of local BJP cadre whereas all SAD cadres from Punjab & Delhi are actively canvassing for all BJP candidates.

S. Majithia said that people of Delhi are preparing to celebrate another Deepawali to mark end of a decade long dark era of Congress misrule. He said that the residents of Delhi were so fed up from mis-governance of Congress that they are itching to put the last nail in the coffin in Delhi.

He said that these elections are semifinal for Lok Sabha elections as UPA was all set to get decimated in ensuing Lok Sabha polls.


CHANDIGARH, November 23, 2008

In order to get maximum yield from crops 66 soil testing laboratories were operational in the state which would test about 6 lac samples of soil, this year. Revealing this Punjab Agriculture Minister S. Sucha Singh Langah said that farmers should get their soil tested and uses fertilizer accordingly. He said after soil testing farmers would come to know the deficiency of fertile elements. Mr. Langah said besides these 66 soil testing labs in the state two

labs were operational in Agriculture University Ludhiana, eight labs under Markfed and one lab was being run by NFL. He appealed to farming community to get their soils tested before using fertilizer.




The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today called upon the people to follow the high ideals of secularism, humanism and spirit of sacrifice as preached and practiced by 'Hind Di Chaadar' - the ninth Guru Sri Guru Teg Bahadur ji.

In his message on the occasion of Shaheedi Divas of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur ji, the Chief Minister said that Guru ji laid down his life to protect the right of freedom to worship and preserve human and secular values. He said: "Guru ji's supreme sacrifice is unique and un-paralleled in the history of mankind and symbolized the crusade against tyranny and oppression". The Bani of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur ji in Sri Guru Granth Sahib preaches oneness of mankind, universal brotherhood, valour, righteousness and compassion. "Our real homage to the great Guru would be to follow his teachings in true spirit and re-dedicate ourselves to serve society especially the poor and downtrodden with dedication and missionary zeal rising above the petty considerations of caste, colour, creed and religion", said Mr. Badal.

The Chief Minister appealed to the people to participate untidily in the observance of this auspicious occasion by displaying the spirit of harmony and social cohesion to strengthen the unity and integrity of our Country.

SES honours Dr. Gurbakhash Singh & Prof. Harinder Mehboob with Jathedar GS Tohra Gurmat Awards


Internationally renowned environmentalist Sant Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal said that by following the lead of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and adhering to the tenets outlined therein, all ills tormenting the Planet can be taken care of. He was addressing the Annual Panth Rattan Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra Memorial Awards Function organized by the Sikh Educational Society, Sector 26, Chandigarh, here today.

Sant Seechewal said that the crystal clear injunctions of the Holy Granth stipulate that if we are human and have faith in the nature created by the Almighty, we are duty bound to ensure the sanctity of water, air and the earth. He chided the violators of environment that when fish and marine life was dying, we were unconcerned. When the forest was being decimated in the name of development, we did not bother. Now, when the air pollution is making the breathing difficult for us, when the land is producing toxic foods, when the melting glaciers and the ice cap of the arctic circles is threatening to submerge the big areas of land and the climate is assuming threatening postures, now the race of men is getting jittery. "It only proves how selfish we are" he said and added that Gurbani has forbidden us from playing havoc with nature.

Punjab cabinet Minister Hira Singh Gabria highlighted the uniqueness of Sri Guru Granth Sahib that has been authored by the great Gurus themselves. He stressed to act upon the universal approach of Guru Granth Sahib that appeals to entire mankind to in tune the way of with nature. . He paid a rich tribute to Panth Rattan Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra and talked of Sikh politics that still followed the guidelines set by him and of the great contribution he had made to the field of higher education.

The Sikh Educational Society conferred cash awards of Rs. 51000/- each, a citation and robe of honor upon Dr. Gurbakhash Singh of USA and Prof. Harinder Singh Mehboob, a renowned poet and thinker for their contribution towards Sikh religion and culture.

Col. (Retd.) J.S. Bala, Secretary, SES welcomed the esteemed scholars and guests on the occasion. S. Gurdev Singh Brar, President, SES thanked the select Col. (Retd.) Jasmer Singh Bala, Secretary



The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal inaugurated the fully computerized Fard Kendra under Public Private Partnership (PPP) Mode, first of its kind in the state at Nathana, district Bathinda today.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Badal said that Fard Kendra at Nathana sub-tehsil was one of the 153 Fard Kendras, which would be established by the Government of Punjab at a cost of Rs.100 crore to provide all types of revenue services from single window to the citizens. Amongst the services to be provided were the issue of Nakals of various registers of Patwaris, receipt of all kinds of documents for mutations of inheritance and the receipt of court orders.

Referring to the underlying objective of opening these fully computerized Fard kendras, the Chief Minister said that these would ensure clean, transparent and efficient services to the people on one hand and save people from undue harassment caused due to inordinate delay by the earlier procedure followed by the revenue officials. He appreciated the services of the officers and officials of revenue department and the computer companies engaged in the computerization of revenue records for the accomplishment of this gigantic task.

In his address Revenue & Rehabilitation Minister Mr. Ajit Singh Kohar said that apart from Fard Kendra at Nathana, Fard Kendra at Dhuri in district Sangrur, Dhanaula in district Barnala, Bariwala in district Mutksar, Dinanagar in district Gurdaspur, Dudan Sadhan in District Patiala, Badhni Kalan in district Moga, Bhikhi in district Mansa, Bhogpur in district Jalandhar, Mohlai in district SAS Nagar, Faridkot in district Faridkot, Balachaur in district Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar and Dasuya in district Hoshiarpur would be inaugurated and made functional by December, 2008. These Fard Kendras have been established under the Project called Integrated Land Management Scheme with salient features of processing of revenue records including Jamabandi, Mutations, Khasra Girdawri, Roznamcha and Fard Badar automated and computerized to make Land Records Tamper Proof and easily accessible to all stake holders including General Public. He said that the services of the private partners engaged for the Project included Mircrosft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd, CMS Computer Ltd. and CMC Ltd.

Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion included President SAD District Bathinda Sikandar Singh Maluka, Ex-MLA Guran Singh Tungwali, Financial Commissioner Revenue Mrs. Romila Dubey, Commissioner Faridkot Division B.S. Sudan, Director Land Records AS Bains and Deputy Commissioner Bathinda
Rahul Tiwari besides prominent leaders and party workers of SAD-BJP.

Vijaya Laxmi Bhadoo assumes charge as Chairperson of Punjab State Social Welfare Board

Chandigarh November 21, 2008

The renowned Social Worker and Ex-President, Mahila Morcha, Punjab, Smt. Vijaya Laxmi Bhadoo, Abohar, Distt. Ferozepur had assumed the charge of Chairperson, Punjab State Social Welfare Board here today in the presence of Ch. Swarna Ram, Social Security, Welfare of Women & Child Development Minister, Punjab, Sh. Manoranjan Kalia, Local Government & Industries & Commerce Minister, Smt. Laxmi Kanta Chawla, Health & Family Welfare Minister, Smt. Gurbachan Kaur, Ex-MP (Rajya Sabha), Sh. Rajinder Bhandari, President BJP, Punjab and Sh. Sukhpal Singh Nannu, MLA, Ferozepur.

Smt. Bhadoo after assuming the charge conveyed her heartiest thanks to Sh. Parkash Singh Badal, Hon'ble Chief Minister, Punjab and the leaders of Bhartiya Janta Party, Punjab who have assigned her this major task to represent the women of the Punjab State. She assured that she would work honestly and sincerely for the welfare and upliftment of the women and weaker sections of the society.

Ch. Swarna Ram speaking on the occasion said that Smt. Bhadoo was the founder Chairman of Mahila Raksha Samiti, Punjab and Ex-President of BJP Mahila Morcha, Punjab and also an eminent social worker. Vijaya Laxmi provides education, meals, clothes, medicines and other facilities for 1500 poor children for last so many years.

Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion included Sh. Harjit Singh, IAS Secretary to Government of Punjab, Department of Social Security and Women and Child Development, Punjab, Smt. Rakhi Gupta Bhandari, IAS, Director, Department of Social Security and Women and Child Development, Punjab, Sh. Pawan Chopra, Secretary, Punjab State Social Welfare Board and other Officers of the State Government alongwith BJP workers were also present on this occasion.


Chandigarh November 21, 2008

The specter of misdeeds of Congress goons today started haunting Congress leadership again as BJP-SAD candidate S. Avtar Singh Hit from Rajouri Garden today demanded a White Paper on progress of 84 riots cases.

Addressing rallies in Khayala, Vishnu Garden, Tagore Garden and Mukharjee Park here today Mr. Hit regretted that Congress was intentionally rubbing salt on the wounds of Punjabi victims of 84 riots by projecting Congress goons Sajjan Singh and Jagdish Tytler, to put fear in the minds of 84 riot witnesses and Punjabi voters. He said that Congress gameplan gets exposed from the fact that Amod Kanth then DCP responsible for harassing 16 innocent Sikhs has been awarded with a Congress ticket now.

Mr. Hit said that BJP that stood with the Sikh brethren during the difficult days of 84 riots were committed to expose the double-face of Congress party on 84 riots.

Mr. Hit said that it was unfortunate chapter in the history of international jurisprudence that in the largest democracy of the World, killers of over 4000 innocent Sikhs could not be punished even after 24 years of crime. He said that congress was intentionally creating hurdles in the way of trials of 84 riots so that its blue-eyed leaders like Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler could escape the long arm of law. Mr. Hit charged that independent witnesses living abroad were being threatened by Congress leaders to stop their deposition before Indian Courts.

He said that vigilant voters of Delhi can see through the game-plan of Congress party and were committed to wipe out fascist Congress party from the electoral scene of Delhi, to teach it a lesson for its misdeeds in 84 riots.

BJP and Akali cadre acting in unison under the leadership of Sh. Arun Jaitely, Sh. Vijay Kumar Malhotra, S. Sukhbir Singh Badal and S. Bikram Singh Majithia are campaigning door to door day and night to seek support and vote for BJP and SAD candidates and to unseat the corrupt and in efficient congress government.

Besides this, all Punjab Ministers including Chief Parliamentary Secretaries and MLAs along with local BJP leaders and workers are constantly on 'Padyatra' in the dingy lanes of colonies seeking vote for change. There is tremendous enthusiasm in Delhi voters to get rid of Sheila Dikshit Government and ensure landslide victory to BJP-SAD combine.


Chandigarh November 21, 2008

Avtar Singh Hit BJP-SAD candidate for Rajouri Garden seat today sought an independent enquiry by Central Vigilance Commission in the misappropriation of development funds meant for Rajouri Garden area by Dayanand Chandela Congress candidate and two councilors from his family.

He said that it was strange that contractor company of Dayanand Chandela family was allocated most of the development works and they have pocketed all the funds without spending a single penny on the development of this area.

Mr. Hit charged that vigilant voters of Rajouri garden area were itching to punish Dayanand Chandela family for denying development to this area and embezzling all development funds through their construction companies and front psudo companies.

He said that since last 10 years people of Rajouri garden were living in a hell as roads and lanes were carpeted just on paper. He said that sewerage of this area was chocked and not upgraded to cater to the needs of rising population. Electricity company BSES by installing fast running meters and without supplying any power during peek hours made the lives of Rajouri garden miserable.

Blaming Congress Government for 'Gunda Raj' in capital, Mr. Hit said that it was unfortunate that bank robberies, chain snatching, murders of senior citizens, bikers gang and during the ten years regime of Sheila Dikshit has reflected one fact that no body in Delhi was safe.

Promising full statehood to Delhi Mr. Hit said that his alliance would fight for legitimate rights of Delhi ensuring its accelerated development and strengthening the urban infrastructure to meet the growing needs of rising population.


Chandigarh, November 21
Naginder Singh

Punjab Government has decided to spend Rs. 20 Crore to construct flyover on BMC chowk Jalandhar. To give final touch to the project a high level meeting was presided over by Mr. Manoranjan Kalia local government and Industries Minister Punjab here today.

Mr. Kalia said all aspects of the project were discussed at length to clear all the bottle necks. He said that the project of flyover would be finalized in all respects by December 12, 2008 to start its construction work at the earliest.

Prominent amongst other who were present in the meeting included Mr. D.S. Bains, Principal Secretary Local Government, Mr. Samir Kumar, Director, Local Government and other senior officers.




Daily Punjab press release