Punjab government appoints six Congress MLAs as advisors to CM
Punjab government has appointed six Congress MLAs as chief minister’s advisors, five in the Cabinet rank and status and sixth one in both rank and status of Minister of State. This move was taken to put down disagreement of the party over the handling of bargari and police firing case and to conciliate those who failed to get a berth in the last Cabinet reshuffle in the State. This allows six MLAs to get the constitutional rights and allowances enjoyed by ministers, which will put some extra financial burden on the government. Four MLAs are – Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon from Faridkot, Amrinder Singh Raja Warring from Gidderbaha, Sangat Singh Gilzian from Urmur and Inderbir Bolaria from Amritsar – have been appointed as advisors (political). While Fatehgarh Sahib MLA Kuljit Nagra has been appointed as an advisor (planning) in the rank and status of Cabinet Minister Lastly, Tarsem DC from Attari has been designated as Advisor (planning) with the rank of a minister of state, a government official said.