Punjab

Congress won't cross double digit figure in ensuing Haryana Vidhan Sabha elections: Majithia

September 24, 2014 11:27 AM

SBS NAGAR: Bikram Singh Majithia, Revenue and Public Relations Minister, Punjab said that Congress party in Haryana would not cross double digit figure with two-time Chief Minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda set to break  Rahul Gandhi’s record of lowest seats.

Speaking on the sidelines of inaugural ceremonies of Rs 5.7 crore projects here at Banga and Nawanshahr today, Mr Majithia said that bonanzas announced by Mr Hooda during last months of his misrule were symbolic of accelerated flickering of dying flame of Congress rule depicting its desperation seeing the writing on the wall. He said that people have already started tasting the fruits of so-called bonanzas of Mr Hooda as all the ad-hoc employees who were regularized have not yet got their ad-hoc pay for last month. He said that Mr Hooda is presently worried that he should cross the figure of six seats secured by HJC during last Vidhan Sabha elections.

 

Answering the question regarding economic slowdown, Mr Majithia blamed Congress led UPA government for collapse of Indian economy due to their scam tainted 10-year misrule and now Prime MinisterNarendra Modi within 100 days of his rule has put economy back on track. He said that it is for the first time that economic growth registered an upswing to 5.4 percent and inflation within one month came down to 3.74 percent that was lowest in last five years. He said that with the revival of national economy, Punjab’s economic growth is set to be double in next two years.

 

He said that the extension of freight corridor is set to have cascading effect on economy of all northern states and its linking with Attari border would give fillip to export to Gulf countries through land route. Mr Majithia said that with ensuing inauguration of Bathinda airport, thermal plants in Talwandi Sabo, Goindwal Sahib and strengthening of power infrastructure, power supply in the state is set to outstrip the demand even during peak hours.

Mr Majithia said that Mr Badal was also in touch with neighboring hill states to have stake in upcoming hydro projects to meet the power demand for next 50 years. Mr Majithia said that Mr Modi has reacted very positively to the genuine demand of Punjab for Rs one lakh crore package and he said that with Narendra Modi and Mr Arun Jaitly, Union Finance Minister, having positive attitude towards Punjab, Punjab could expect a major revival package very soon.

 

Reacting to another question Majithia said that he has just got a consolidated report of under valuation of registered deeds throughout the state and he has asked the revenue department to recover undervalued amount from the buyer besides initiating exemplary disciplinary actions against erring officials. He said that Punjab government was committed to provide transparent and corruption free environment for registration of properties. He said that Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has already approved a major initiative of revenue department to corporatize all offices of Deputy Registrars in the state and a beginning has already been made from city Ludhiana. He said that buyers and sellers of properties could get their properties registered in air conditioned corporate environs of deputy registrar office and Revenue department has already Okayed another proposal of E-stamping of property documents besides online submission of registry documents. He said that Punjab is the first state under which all property owners can get “Fard”of their landholdings online by the click of a mouse as Punjab is on verge of completing total computerization of land records.

 

He said that in a move aimed to give a major relief to thousands of property owners in unauthorized colonies throughout the state, the Punjab government was mulling a new policy under which property holders in such locations could get their properties registered with a certain fixed amount even without a No Objection Certificate (NOC).

 

Majithia said that the Punjab government was committed for ensuring hassle free delivery of citizen services without any middleman and it was the first government that has made over 23 changes in revenue acts to facilitate the transfer of property and transaction of property-both agriculture and domestic. He said that taking the step of governance reforms at higher level, the Punjab government today extended the date of regularization of properties located in unauthorized colonies besides providing major relief in the property tax.

 

Earlier Majithia laid the foundation stone of Sub Divisional Complex at Banga to be construicted at a cost of Rs 3.45 crores, besides inaugurating Patwar Work Stations in Banga and Nawan Shehar constructed at a cost of Rs 2.35 crore. Later on, Revenue Minsiter addressed a mammoth gathering regarding installation Ceremony Of newly appointed chairman of Market Committee Banga, Budh singh Balakipur.

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