New Delhi, Mar 24: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and sought Centre’s support for the development of his state. He also asked for a significant amount of money from the PM.
He said, “We need the support of the Centre to maintain national security. Punjab’s financial condition is in doldrums. We’ve demanded Rs 50,000 crores package per year for 2 years to improve state’s financial situation”.
Today was Mann’s first visit in Delhi after becoming Punjab’s Chief Minister.
On March 22, the Punjab CM made a major announcement to make 35,000 temporary employees of Group C and D permanent. Besides he directed the Chief Secretary to end such contractual and outsourcing recruitments.
After the remarkable win of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in 92 constituencies out of 117 in Punjab, Mann was sworn in as the chief minister.