Punjab is in good hands, says Deputy Chief Minister Randhawa
CHANDIGARH: Strongly opposing the “alarmist narrative” sought to be created by certain people with special interests in matters of peace and security in Punjab and abroad, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa pointed out guard Friday against such designs as they would create an unnecessary feeling. fear and insecurity among the population.
“Rest assured, the Punjab is in good hands and if and whenever necessary all kinds of sacrifices will be offered,” said S. Randhawa, reassuring all critics, who are concerned about the threat. of Pakistan after the regime change. in the state.
S. Randhawa, who also holds Home’s portfolio, while having informal media interaction after performing a surprise check at the Punjab Police Headquarters in Sector 9 here at 9am. He was accompanied by officials DGP Punjab Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota, ADGP Law and Order Gaurav Yadav, ADGP Provisioning Naresh Arora and ADGP Technical Service Kuldeep Singh.
Notably, the Chief Minister of Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi, had requested all government officials / employees at the state / district / tehsil / bloc level to come to their relevant offices before 9 a.m. and to remain available to the public until the evening office hours.
The Deputy Chief Minister said, while it is true that Pakistan and its intelligence agencies are still trying to create problems in India and that Punjab being the border state is more at risk, at the same time, the Punjabis are ready to thwart any challenge with all their courage and strength. “There is nothing new about this threat as it existed before as well and it will continue in the future as well,” he observed, while questioning himself, “what has happened changed in less than two weeks? “. He called the Punjab the armed wing of the country.
Referring to the Congressional Party sacrifices before and after independence, S. Randhawa said, “Every member of Congress has been inspired by their sacrifice and these will not be allowed to go in vain. We sacrificed our lives to defend the unity and integrity of the country while others shouted aloud from the fence and from a safe distance. He said, adding that this was not the first time the threat has been there.
The Deputy Chief Minister regretted that just for the political opposition, an alarmist position was taken in order to create panic and fear among the people. “Who are you trying to help or benefit with such a hoot and alarmist cry?” He asked, noting that taking up the challenge is one thing and creating panic and alarm is another.
Moreover, asked the Home Secretary, what has changed in just a few days, whereas just a week ago the Punjab was absolutely safe and now it has become dangerous, as suggested. “And if the Punjab is really in danger or in difficulty right now, then the seeds of this problem must have been sown long before, certainly not in a week,” he stressed, while asking for answers on this. that was done to stifle that. problems in the bud.
“Last, but not the least, let me assure all those who are concerned about peace in Punjab, whether false or genuine, that no sacrifice will be deemed too great to safeguard the peace and friendship. in the state and the unity and integrity of the country, ”promised S. Randhawa.
The Deputy Chief Minister, while exempting officers / officials absent from any action this time, said the motive behind the surprise check was to provide better, efficient and citizen-centered services to the people. Employees in government offices should arrive at their workplace on time to ensure that people do not have to worry about doing their jobs on time, especially in police stations, he said. he adds.
S. Randhawa also urged police personnel to adopt zero tolerance against drugs in addition to ensuring people, especially youth participation in the movement against drug abuse.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Chief Minister also ensured the timely promotions of all police personnel. Regarding recruitment, S. Randhawa said the process of recruiting more than 10,000 police officers was in full swing. He also placed emphasis on the timely filling of Sports Quota positions in the police department.