Ropar/Nawanshahr, February 28, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
Sri Anandpur Sahib MP and National Spokesperson of the Congress, Manish Tewari today hailed the Punjab budget saying it has fully come up to the expectations of the people of Punjab. “The budget has addressed all the issues so efficiently that it will relaunch Punjab on the trajectory of growth and progress once again”, Tewari said in statement here today.
The MP congratulated and thanked both the Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh as well as Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal for including the four laning of the Guru Teg Bahadur Marg between Banga and Anandpur Sahib in the budget and allocated funds for the same.
Tewari said that the previous Akali-BJP government had played a deceit with the people by merely getting the foundation stone of the project laid down by the union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. When he followed it up after getting elected and inquired from Mr Gadkari, he learnt that there were no funds allocated for the project and it was just an election stunt.
The Congress spokesperson said, after the refusal by the central government, he then took up the matter with the Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh who was kind enough to ensure budgetary provision for this project through the Finance Minister Mr Badal.
Tewari had a special word of thanks for the Chief Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Mr Suresh Kumar, without whose help and support, he said, it would not have been possible.
The MP also welcomed the budgetary provision for the setting up of an agriculture college in Balachaur that falls in his parliamentary constituency of Sri Anandpur Sahib.