‘Cen­tre’s nod to Shah­pur Kandi an­other step that is pro-pun­jab’

Hindustan Times (Bathinda) - - Punjab -

CHANDI­GARH: FOR­MER chief min­is­ter and SAD pa­tron Parkash Singh Badal, on Fri­day, ex­pressed grat­i­tude to Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi for ap­prov­ing con­struc­tion of the Shah­pur Kandi dam on the Sut­lej river, terming it as an­other prop­un­jab and pro- Pun­jabi step in the se­ries of such steps that the NDA govern­ment had taken.

“The NDA govern­ment has re­versed the step-moth­erly treat­ment meted out to Pun­jab by pre­vi­ous Congress gov­ern­ments by ap­prov­ing the ₹2,715 crore Shah­pur Kandi project on the heels of other pro- Pun­jabi steps like form­ing SIT to re­open cases against 1984 Sikh geno­cide per­pe­tra­tors, in­creas­ing MSP and the Kar­tarpur cor­ri­dor etc,” Badal added.

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