No special announcement by PM at Hussainiwala, only assurance to take steps for solving issues concerning state
HARISH DIDO | 24 Mar 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited Hussainiwla near Ferozepur in Punjab just at a stone's throw on Indo-Pak border, to pay tributes to martyrs – Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.

He was accompanied by Chief Minister, Pakash Singh Badal, Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister of state for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla, Cabinet Ministers Jathedar Tota Singh, Chunni Lal Bhagat and Janmeja Singh Sekhon and Lok Sabha MP  Sher Singh Ghubaya.  

Modi has visited this place for the second time. Lastly, he visited in 2006, as Chief Minister of Gujarat when Morari Bapu's one week 'katha' was held at Hussainiwala - the land of martyrs. 

During his about half an hour speech, after paying tributes at the Samadhi of martyrs, Modi did not make any special announcement except giving assurance to take steps for solving issues concerning states raised by the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Punjab BJP President, Kamal Sharma.Number of local NGOs have submitted a memorandum in the name of Prime Minister Modi to Kamal Sharma, Punjab BJP President. 

The people of border two were anxiously waiting for the visit of Prime Minister and have high expectations for announcement of some special package for the border town, but all hopes were faded when no announcement was made. 

The major demands of the people include opening of Hussainiwala Border, setting up of Industry to create job opportunities for local pass outs and inclusion of Ferozepur among 100 Smart City Plan of Rs.7000 crore.

PM appealed to the farmers of Punjab to adopt modern techniques to save water to have more crop besides use of chemicals for crops scientifically as in Punjab the consumption of chemicals for crops is 57 per cent i.e. 13 per more than the normal of about 4 per cent. 

He also urged the people of India to celebrate 2022 as Jubilee Year of India's independence with an aim of "House for All". He also expressed his desire to celebrate 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatama Gandhi in 2019 as 'Amrut Mahotsav'. Modi said that our next plan is to strengthen the states with more powers. He also urged the farmers to work with long term strategy to move forward with the blessings of martyrs to fulfill their dreams.

However, Congress MLAs Parminder Pinky and Raja Warring were seen leaving the place of function, without attending Martyrdom day function of PM at Hussainiwala alleging humiliation by Administration by not providing allotted seats despite being duly invited officially.