BJP MLA Jagdish Sawhney may resign from party
Punjab Newsline Network
Friday, July 2011
By Manan Saini
GURDASPUR: Once again war begins in between State alliance government and former parliamentary secretary and BJP Member of Legislative Assembly from Batala Jagdish Raj Sahni on the issue of forming Pathankot as a new District. Sahni said that Batala should also complete all the necessary terms and conditions which are necessary for the District but if state government only declare Pathankot as a district then he may resign from his post of MLA.
Talking to the Pioneer, Jagdish Raj Sahni from Batala said, that Government of Punjab are playing step mother treatment with the residents of Batala. He told that residents along with many other organizations left his indefinite hunger strike only when, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal initially told me that Batala and Pathankot were not clears the terms and conditions which are necessary for forming a new District and this matter has been closed. Then how should again raise this matter after reshuffling of state ministers of BJP he questioned?
Punjab Government has tried to gain the vote bank by declaring Pathankot as a District because there are four BJP MLA’s and even BJP Punjab president himself from Pathankot. All were done their efforts to declared Pathankot a separate district only for the political sake, but it is a fraud with the people of Batala he said.
##ad_2##Sahni simply gave indications, that if Pathankot would be announced as a district then he may resign from his post of MLA.
On the other hands Gurdaspur bar association also condemns this proposal and said that Government is trying to cook his food and make assured because of next assembly elections.
Parkash Singh Saini, president of bar association said that there are so many government offices which had already working on lease land. He said that Punjab Government prove fails to construct District Administration Complex in Gurdaspur because of no funds. He said that alliance government simply doing all this for achieving votes. But Bar Association Gurdaspur totally condemns this proposal and appeal government to gave funds for the development of this border district except of partition District Gurdaspur.