The promise to make Malerkotla a district will be completed soon. With the status of district, the area will see unprecedented growth/evolution, said by local MLA, Razia Sultana and Minister of State for Public Works Department, at a function to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr here today.
Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and Finance Minister Manpreet Badal also visited the event.
The ministers did their best to endear the Muslim-dominated town with commitments and cash worth Rs 1.5 crore for the local idgah.
In his greetings to the community, Manpreet said the Prophet Muhammad gave the message of brotherhood, peace and accompaniment to the world. He declared Rs 1 crore on the part of the Punjab Government for the local idgah.
In our first Budget, we have already made important declarations to provide all necessary advantage to the Muslim community. These involve Rs 3 crore for an Urdu Institute in Malerkotla, Rs 10 crore for churchyard in the state and advantages under various welfare schemes,” he told.
Navjot Singh Sidhu announced Rs 50 lakh for the idgah and insured the people on district status. “Our government will also accomplish the commitments of building a government medical college here,” said Sidhu.
Talking to the media at the place of the local MLA, Manpreet told: “We must take steps to resuscitate the state’s industry for development. ” On seeking the royalty from Rajasthan for dispense water, he told “I don’t have much expectancy from it. We should not see royalty as an efficient source of money to resuscitate our economy. The water sharing contract were signed decades ago and I believe that we should move forward not backward to produce resources.”
Sidhu said the government would not protect anyone who had flayed the state