Ludhiana, Jan 22 (ANI): Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal, today said that IT based education would be made compulsory in the state with the motive to make rural youth more employable.
He promised to provide free laptops to the students in a bid to win their support in Ludhiana city on Sunday as the party released its election manifesto ahead of the upcoming polls in Punjab.
"Our main agenda would be to make IT computer education compulsory in all the schools and the students of eleventh and twelfth would be given laptops so that they learn from young age and they can get jobs in IT sector," said Badal.
Badal asserted that the people have to finally decide about the new state chief minister, who would work for the welfare of the state.
"The people of Punjab have to take a decision whether to select the Chief Minister who is involved in massacres and promotes lawlessness and who says that he would slit the throat of the people who are against him and on the other side we have Chief Minster Badal (Parkash Singh Badal) who only talks about the development of Punjab," affirmed Badal.
He said that the party leaders would aim to bring a major infrastructural and overall development in the region.
"Our main focus would be on infrastructural development including 24 hours power, all major towns with a four lane to six lane expressways, two international and domestic airports and another two airports to be operational. This will provide automatic investment," he stated.
In Punjab, the main battle is expected to be between the state-ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) - BJP alliance and the Congress Party.
Punjab is one of five states due to hold elections in January 2012. As per the schedule planned by India's Election Commission, the state assembly poll in Punjab would be held on January 30. (ANI)
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