No one can question martyrs’ contribution to motherland: Punjab CM
Remembers Udham Singh on his death anniv | Announces Rs 22.59 cr welfare projects for Sunam
Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today said it was unfortunate that the descendants of the traitors, who sided with the Britishers during the freedom struggle, were now questioning the credentials of the martyrs.
Vows to bring back bravehearts’ belongings
All efforts will be made to bring back the belongings of all martyrs to their motherland. I’ll flag this issue with the Centre and ensure that the things associated with the martyrs are brought back to India. Bhagwant Mann, CM
“No one has the right to raise questions over the contribution of the martyrs towards their motherland. It is unfortunate that those who swear by the Constitution to enjoy the power are raising questions on the supreme sacrifice of the martyrs. When our great national heroes and martyrs were waging a war against the atrocities of the British regime, some traitors were siding with the imperialist forces,” said the CM, while presiding over a state-level function on the martyrdom day of Shaheed Udham Singh at Sunam.
Meanwhile, the CM also felicitated the relatives of Shaheed Udham Singh during the function.
“A great martyr like Shaheed Bhagat Singh doesn’t need recognition from anyone because his name is enough to inspire millions of people to sacrifice their lives for the country. Any controversy on his name and contribution to the freedom struggle is undesirable. No one has any right to question his role in the Independence movement,” Mann added.
On the occasion, Mann also made an announcement regarding development projects worth Rs 22.59 crore, including a stadium at ITI-Sunam (Rs 1.66 crore), new sub-tehsil complex (Rs 4.46 crore) , bus stand for Cheema (Rs 5.07 crore), new bus stand (Rs 2.54 crore), stadium for Longowal (Rs 3.58 crore) and sewer system worth Rs 5.28 crore for Sunam.
Listing the main achievements of the state government, the CM said they had passed ‘One MLA, One Pension’ Bill, freed 9,053 acre of prime land from illegal encroachers, provided 600 units of free power per billing cycle to every section of society as a result of which 51 lakh households of the total 74 lakh would get zero bill in September and 68 lakh households would get zero electricity bill in January. Likewise, he said 75 mohalla clinics would be dedicated to people on the coming Independence Day, wherein they would get quality healthcare and diagnostic services free of cost.
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