Chandigarh, September 1, 2023: As per media reports, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Panchayati Raj Minister Laljit Bhullar should take responsibility and resign and action should be taken against them, instead of two IAS officers.
were responsible for dissolving panchayats six months before the expiry of their term.
Speaking during the conclusion of Chinj mela (village sports festival) here, he said the duo were responsible for dissolving panchayats six months before the expiry of their term.
“The idea of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections will provide much needed stability in the country, besides curbing wasteful expenditure. In the present system, the government machinery remains in a continuous election mode, which affects smooth governance and development,” he said.
Meanwhile, at a press conference in Chandigarh, senior SAD leader Balwinder Singh Bhunder appreciated the role played by Youth Akali leader Gurjit Singh Talwandi in the matter of the panchayats’ dissolution. Talwandi had filed a PIL against the government’s decision.
Bhunder and Prof Chandumajra said the AAP government had insulted panchayat members by virtually calling them robbers.