Letter To Prime Minister - 02/12/2009
Honorable Dr. Manmohan Singh ji
Prime Minister of India
Room No. 148 B
7- Race Course Road
New Delhi - 110001
2 December 2009
Dear Prime Minister,
Nuclear Power for Punjab
I write to ask you to consider favourably the request for nuclear power for Punjab. Unfortunately, this must come as a plea, due to the previously negative approach to nuclear power by Chief Minister Badal.
Let me assure you that he did not speak for all Punjabis when he pressured his MPs, many of whom were inclined to support or abstain, to stand against you during the Trust Vote last year. He simply spoke for himself and his son, Sukhbir Badal, and against progress for the State.
Vast numbers of the people of Punjab recognise the desperate power deficit status of the State and recognise the efforts to alleviate the power issues of the nation through the Indo-US Nuclear Deal. When the common man struggles daily to run his business, the farmer to irrigate his fields, and the student to do her homework, all due to a lack of power, it is time to seek action.
It is time to send a plea to our Prime Minister not to ignore the otherwise unheard voices of Punjab which are drowned out time and again by the despotic shouts of the father son duo who profess to be leading us to a brighter future, but in fact are consigning us, quite literally, to darkness.
I request you to re-consider the case for nuclear power for Punjab. Please re-assess the situation and, if necessary on grounds of border issues or population density, to allow Punjab to place its nuclear power station outside of state boundaries.
I request you to support the needs of the people of Punjab not the foolishness of the Akali/BJP representatives leadership.
I also request you to constitute an exploratory committee that will research and recommend on providing nuclear power, and, therefore, a future, to the people of Punjab.
MLA Halqa Qila Raipur
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