Chandigarh: Ten days after Punjab Governor Banwari Lal Purohit resigned citing private causes, Raj Bhavan introduced that he’s all set to “undertake an essential border go to to Punjab from February 20 to 23.”
“This marks his sixth go to to the border areas within the final two and a half years,” a press assertion from Raj Bhavan stated.
Monday’s announcement exhibits that the president has not accepted the governor’s resignation and that he’ll probably proceed within the place.
The 83-year-old BJP chief from Nagpur is claimed to have met Union House Minister Amit Shah earlier than submitting his resignation to the President on February 3. What occurred throughout the assembly between the 2 continues to be unknown.
Purohit was appointed Governor of Punjab in August 2021. His time period would finish in August 2026 if his resignation is just not accepted.
The Governor of Punjab can also be the ex-officio administrator of Chandigarh and it was largely believed that the Governor had resigned within the wake of the alleged rigging of the Chandigarh mayoral polls by the BJP.
Purohit has a turbulent relationship with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and his upcoming border go to is anticipated to ruffle feathers as soon as once more.
“Throughout his upcoming go to, the Governor will cross by way of the border districts of Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Taran Taran, Ferozepur and Fazilka. His itinerary contains conferences with central companies and state authorities officers to assessment the progress made since his earlier visits and to deal with any new points which have arisen in latest instances,” the Raj Bhavan press assertion stated.
The governor’s earlier area visits had been met with fierce criticism from Mann. Through the June session of the Vidhan Sabha final 12 months, Mann attacked the governor. proverb that if he needed to journey round Punjab and meet folks so badly, he ought to stand for elections.
The governor responded by saying proverb that whereas he wouldn’t use the Punjab authorities helicopter to journey wherever within the state, he would proceed to fulfill folks.
“A serious focus of those conferences will likely be on enhancing coordination between central and state companies to beat bottlenecks, particularly within the areas of border infrastructure, safety, smuggling and combating the menace of drug trafficking within the border areas. The Governor’s agenda additionally contains interactions with Village Protection Committees (VDCs), which have performed an essential function in combating medicine and different social evils within the border areas,” the Raj Bhavan assertion stated.
(Edited by Uttara Ramaswamy)
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