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
Ropar:“The sand mafia supported by SAD-BJP alliance in the state has been charging “gunda tax” near the quarries in Ropar district and money collected through it will be used in the election campaign,” stated sitting MP and Congress candidate for Lok Sabha elections Ravneet Singh Bittu here on Monday.
Chandigarh : Punjab Congress spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira has written to the Election Commission (EC), seeking legal action against Bholath legislator Bibi Jagir Kaur and others for laying foundation stones of community centres in Kapurthala district using MPLAD funds of Hoshiarpur MP Santosh Chowdhary.
Chandigarh : The Punjab Government’s flagship Atta Dal Scheme has met with disapproval of the state Election Commission.
Chandigarh : President of the All-India Jat Maha Sabha and former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today announced a campaign against the Chief Minister to inform the people that the latter had "harmed" the interests of the Jats in the state by delaying a decision on including them in the Backward Class (BC) category.
Chandigarh: The Congress on Wednesday flayed the SAD-BJP government for non-payment of salaries to the state government staff, saying the functioning of government departments was paralysed, causing problems to the people.
Chandigarh : The main Opposition Congress on Monday boycotted the Governor’s address to the state legislature and staged a “slogan-shouting” walkout to mark its protest against “continuation of Ministers allegedly named in the multi-crore drugs racket”.
New Delhi: A day after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues tendered their resignations, the Union Cabinet tonight recommended imposition of the President’s Rule in Delhi with the state Assembly kept in suspended animation.