Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 3

The Punjab Vidhan Sabha session began on Monday with Speaker Kulthar Singh Sandwan announcing the motion for recall.

MLA Narinder Kaur Bharaj drew the attention of the House to inadequate staffing and equipment in fire stations in the state. She spoke about a fire incident in Ludhiana in 2017 that witnessed loss of life, especially firefighters.

Minister Inderbir Singh Niger said the government has decided to fill the posts of 990 firemen and 326 drivers. The government ordered a vehicle with a gramophone from Germany. The minister said the government has identified land for a training school in Lalru.

SAD MLA Sukhwinder Suki raised the issue of dog menace in the state. He said, “Of the approximately 60,000 dog bite deaths globally, at least 20,000 have occurred in India. I want to ask the concerned minister whether the country is ready to ensure the global goal of zero dog bite deaths by 2030.”

Minister Niger said: “The issue is serious and complicated because different sectors are involved and it is a big challenge for the government. We are trying to create a common platform. We need to work together to find a solution.”

Leader of Opposition Partap Bajwa demanded zero hour.

Responding to the notice of call for attention by MLA Kuljit Singh Randhawa for compensation for crop affected by Chinese virus (dwarf), Revenue and Water Resources Minister Brahm Shankar Jhimpa said, “I have asked all the Deputy Commissioners to submit the reports. for ugly people. All farmers who faced loss due to rain or virus will be compensated.

The home was adjourned for 15 minutes.

Raising the issue of gangsters, Leader of the Opposition Partap Bajwa referred to the “failed security” in the state following the escape of gangster Deepak Tinu from custody.

To this, Minister Aman Arora said that their government is acting on it while the previous government “kept its eyes closed” to a number of major incidents.

Following this, Bajwa asked, “Is Aman Arora the Chief Minister or Home Minister of Punjab?”

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