Badal calls for ending political confrontation

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Jalandhar, Jul 6 (UNI) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today called for a culture of conscious, cordiality and understanding among political parties.

Addressing a gathering at a function organised by Shri Ram Navmi Utsav Committee here, he strongly decried the growing trends towards political confrontation, as witnessed in Punjab in recent years. He advised that the creative energies of the people, the politicians and the government must never be frittered away in futile enmities amongst leaders.

The function was held to honour the representatives of various Ram Lila and Dussehra Committees of the state.

Mr Badal said that the tendency among some political leaders to place personal agenda above the welfare of the masses had already resulted in considerable wastage of national time and energy. It was time to get back to an atmosphere where personal relations are free from political differences, he added.

The Chief Minister also called for the consolidation of the atmosphere of peace and communal harmony in the state. He also called for working with full dedication to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood between all sections of the society.

The Chief Minister said that Lord Sri Ram had showed the path of ideal and virtuous living so as to carve out a prosperous and harmonious society. He said that to bring 'Ram Raj' back, everyone should follow the teachings of Lord Sri Ram in real spirit.

He said that pious occasions like Ramnaumi and Dussehra not only promote a sense of communal harmony and mutual understanding amongst the people but also shower joy and prosperity.

Earlier, Mr Badal lighted a lamp in front of Lord Rama's portrait and honoured the representatives of various Ram Lila and Dussehra Committees of the state. On this occasion Mr Vijay Chopra, Chief Editor, Hind Samachar Group of News Papers presented a memento to the Chief Minister.

Amongst others who attended the function included Medical Education Minister Tiksan Sood, Revenue Minister Ajit Singh Kohar, Transport Minister Master Mohan Lal, Technical Education Minister Chaudhary Swarna Ram, Media Advisor to the Chief Minister Harcharan Bains besides Punjab Congress chief Rajinder Kaur Bhattal.

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