The Minister for Punjab Cooperation and Prisons, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, today reiterated the commitment of the Punjab government, saying that the holistic development of the state, including the cities, is a top priority and is paying special attention to it. After the election meeting of the Mohali municipal corporation officials, the cabinet minister said that the whole development agenda had been advanced across the state. It is for this reason that the people of the state have expressed their confidence in the work of the current government and have elected our candidates as council members. Randhawa said the election of Mohali’s mayor was carried out according to the instructions of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and the President of the State Congress, Mr. Sunil Jakhar, in consultation with the councilors. Mr Amarjit Singh Jiti Sidhu was elected Mayor similar to how Amrik Singh Somal was elected Deputy Mayor while Kuljit Singh Bedi was elected MC Mohali’s Deputy Mayor He had done an unprecedented service for Mohali District as MLA & Minister, and tirelessly for the development of the district worked. He said that a good team had been chosen under the leadership of Jiti Sidhu and expressed the hope that he, too, would diligently fulfill his new responsibilities. On that occasion, Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said this election would prove extremely beneficial to the government of Mohali City as the state government, MLAs and mayors belong to the same party and will work together with similar thoughts.

He said that the development work has been hindered by some people in the past so the credit for the development work would not go to the government, but this will not happen again as Mohali is a city of paradigm in terms of development under the new one Team will be. Sidhu said appropriate measures would be taken against those who allegedly committed irregularities, particularly in the past purchases of cutting machines. He made it clear that the sectors that are outside the boundaries of the urban corporation are within the purview of society and that extensive development will take place. The Minister of Health said the city had seen an abundance of development work in various areas during the past 4 years and he would continue his efforts for the general development of Mohali. A new medical college and hospital have been moved here. The Punjab government is working on multi-billion rupee projects, including world-class community centers. Mohali has made headlines not only at the country level but also at the world level as the development curve is high. He expressed the hope that the newly elected city administration team would work day and night to improve the city. The newly elected Mayor Amarjit Singh Jiti Sidhu said he would work hard for the city’s development without discrimination. He also thanked the councilors and the people of Mohali for their election as mayor. It is worth noting that a meeting of the elected councilors was held at MC Mohali’s office, chaired by Anurag Verma, chief secretary of the Mohali government, Punjab and the division commissioner Rupnagar. Those in attendance included MLA, Gurpreet Singh GP, Political Secretary to the Minister of Health and Chairman of the Market Committee, Kharar, Harkesh Chand Sharma Machhli Kalan, Local Commissioner, Kamal Kumar Garg, and various council members alongside government officials.

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