While answering a query, after presiding over function at Parusharam Dharamshala, Mandi Gobindgarh where he was honoured by Brahman Sabha, Badal said that he had heard about the visit of Prince Charles and his wife Camila, the Duchess of Cornwall.
It may be mentioned here that there are reports that the British royal family would be in India for the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and the family will visit Patiala, Jodhpur (Rajasthan) also.
Badal said that the state government has made elaborate arrangement for paddy procurement. Badal refused to comment on the state government decision in which the government had approached
When asked about submitting of memorandum to Akal Takht Jathedar by a delegation of Unemployed ETT teachers’ Union, Punjab which was accompanied by SAD(A) president Simranjit Singh Mann, alleging sacrilege of turban and kes(hair) by the Punjab police, Badal said that the state government had initiated dialogue with teachers in past and ready to do the same in future. He claimed that the state government is taking decision on the basis of merit. Badal refused to comment on the statement of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Lakhowal) president Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, who is also chairman of Punjab Mandi Board, in which Lakhowal has appealed the farmers of the state not to pay power bills to the state government.
Photo Caption 1 : A priest while applying tilak to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal during his visit to Mandi Gobindgarh.
Photo Caption 2: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal greeting people.
Photo Caption 2 : Brahman Sabha office bearers while honouring Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at Mandi Gobindgarh.
All Photos by: Gurpreet Singh Mehak
Contributed by: Gurpreet Singh Mehak
Date: September 13, 2010