PUNJAB: CM Bhagwat Mann asked people to vacant the illegally occupying government or panchayat land as soon as possible and give it back to the government by 31st May otherwise they have to face consequences.
Yesterday, Maan’s Twitter reiterated his government’s firm commitment to getting such lands vacated from anyone also including political parties, officers, or even high-ups. The Chief Minister further warned that in case these lands are not voluntarily surrendered to the government by 31st May then the government will be forced to register fresh FIRs against violators.
The main target of the CM Bhagwat Mann is to free 5,000 acres illegally occupied by the end of this month. As per government data, about 18,000 acres of public land had been illegally occupied by ‘influential people’ — which include bureaucrats, politicians, and police officers.
The AAP formally welcomed the appeal of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, with the party’s chief spokesperson, Balwinder Singh Kang, reiterating that the party was fully committed to protecting the capital, resources, and assets of Punjab. Therefore, the illegal occupation of all resources had to be removed so that the rule of law can be restored in the state.
Yesterday during a press conference Singh Kang said, “People of Punjab voted for change and as a result of today, following the direction of CM, Bhagwant Mann, Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal is freeing the panchayat and government lands. During the SAD, the BJP, and the Congress governments, people in power used to encroach on public lands and properties. Panchayat and government lands, as well as other resources, were looted and the situation was so bad that no political leader was ready to give up government houses, pension, and illegally occupied land.”
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