Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fazilka, a new district within two weeks

Alok Singh | Chandigarh

Demand of Fazlika as a separate district from Ferozepur would be fulfilled within two weeks said, Surjit Jyani while taking the charge as Punjab Transport Minister on Monday.

"All the works has been completed in order to form the new district though the official announcement is left which will do the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal very soon," said Jaiyani. Jaiyani is among those BJP legislators who are demanding of separate district of his constituency rigorously. The other one is former transport minister Master Mohan Lal, MLA from Pathankot. 

In January this year, Jaiyani with Akali Dal circle president Charan Singh with their supporters had gone into an indefinite fast in support of the demand for carving Fazilka as a separate district. In the wake of demands from various quarters, including members of the ruling SAD-BJP alliance for formation of new districts, the Punjab government had constituted a two-member Cabinet sub-committee to find an appropriate solution to the issue.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal set up the committee comprising his deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and former industries and local government minister Manoranjan Kalia.When asked about the proprieties for his department he said the work will be done in full positive aspects. Grievances and issues related to public transport system will be sorted out in the priority basis. Time to time we will conduct the surprise checking to maintain transparency in the system. If any one found indulged in any unlawful activities strict action will be taken against him. "You will see the change within the three months," said Jaiyani while talking with The Pioneer. 

The other cabinet minister Arunesh Shakar said that despite less than a year left in the assembly election, people of the Punjab will the see the change in tourism and wildlife sector. "Let me give a day or two go through the section," added Shakar. Satpal Gossain, health and family welfare minister and Tikshan Sud, local bodies and industry minister are the other BJP ministers who took the charge of their departments while social welfare minister Laxmi Kanta Chawala did not turned up at her office. When contacted Chawla said that she will join on Tuesday, since busy in some other work. 

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