Have plan to make Punjab No. 1: Channi

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Have plan to make Punjab No. 1: Channi

CM Charanjit Singh Channi at a gurdwara in Moga village.

Baghapurana (Moga), Nov 25

Claiming that he has steered Punjab back on the path of development, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi today said the money collected from the people in the form of taxes was being spent for their welfare and development of the state. He said the Congress had already prepared a roadmap for development which would steer the border state to the number one position in the country. In the years to come, the Punjab model be followed by other states, stressed Channi.

Addressing a rally at Baghapurana town in Moga along with PCC president Navjot Singh Sidhu, he lashed out at AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal for misleading people of the state.

Meets religious leaders of Malwa

  • CM Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday held a meeting with Sikh saints of Malwa belt. He went to Shaheed Baba Tega Singh gurdwara at Chand Purana village in Moga where he stayed overnight
  • Earlier, he unveiled statues of Maharaja Agrasen at the old grain market and Baba Jassa Singh Ramgaria at Baghapurana bypass

Reiterating he was the real ‘aam aadmi’, Channi said the AAP national convener was trying to fool the people of Punjab in the name of Delhi model. “He is not giving Rs 1,000 per month grant to women in Delhi, but has promised the women here just to get their votes,” he said.

He claimed Kejriwal was himself interested in becoming Punjab’s CM, and that was why he was not announcing the CM candidate. Attacking the Badal family, Channi said cable, drug, sand and transport mafias all thrived under their rule. “Today’s raid of the Enforcement Directorate against the cable mafia is a welcome but a delayed decision,” he said, adding that the state government, too, had would make Badals accountable for their acts. Meanwhile, in Ferozepur, Channi said he would not take any decision under pressure being mounted by various unions. He gave this statement after teachers’ unions protested during his visit at Village Mohan Ke in Guruharsahai. — TNS

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