Obliging voter is udtaa law of the land

Published: 11th September 2016 09:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2016 09:14 AM   |  A+A-

CHANDIGARH:  With five months left for Punjab Assembly elections, the SAD-BJP government is legislating to regularise unauthorised colonies and provide them with basic civic amenities for another year. The government had received 4,39,902 applications from across the state, but several NRIs and non-state residents could not apply.

The state Cabinet also approved the draft of Punjab Anand Marriage Rules 2016 to ensure marriages are not registered under the Punjab Compulsory Registration of Marriages Act, 2012, a long-standing demand of Sikhs—a major vote bank of the ruling Akali Dal.

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