Sukhbir Badal seeks probe into Covid bills

Today News Online Service

Mullanpur, April 22

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president, Sukhbir Singh Badal, today accused CM Capt Amarinder Singh of ‘mismanaging’ the wheat procurement process and not providing basic facilities to Covid patients.

He demanded a high-level independent probe into the Rs1,000-crore Covid expenditure claimed by the state government, alleging nothing had been done on the ground.

He reviewed the ongoing wheat procurement at the local mandi and interacted with farmers.

He said, “Farmers have complained of lack of gunny bags and delay in payment by government agencies,” he alleged.

Sukhbir alleged, “It is apparent that the state government has perpetuated another scam in the name of spending Rs1,000 crore to upgrade hospital infrastructure in the state in the last one year. An impartial probe is needed to find out where the money meant for hospital infrastructure and provision of much-needed medical services had gone.”

He alleged that nothing had changed on the ground with new ICU facilities being created only in two districts of the state.

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