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50 K girls to get smartphones in Punjab

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Chandigarh, July 28

Three years after promising the distribution of smartphones to the state's youth, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today said the first consignment of 50,000 smartphones had been received. He said the company from where the phones were procured had no connection with China.

The Chief Minister also announced holding of student body elections in public universities as soon as the Covid situation improved. The polls in private institutions would be held at a later stage. The CM today held a video-conference with Punjab Youth Congress president Birender Dhillon and his team.

He said: "The phones will be given first to girl students of government schools of Classes XI and XII, with priority to those who do not have a phone so that their online learning can be facilitated amid the pandemic."

The CM said the government was planning to cancel the order, but went through with it after it was learnt the company was manufacturing the product in India only. Capt Amarinder said the Bargari case was getting delayed due to the CBI's refusal to hand over the investigation and return the case file. The false propaganda being spread by the Opposition on the issue needed to be countered effectively, he said. The government had fulfilled 435 of the 562 promises listed in the Congress 2017 poll manifesto, the CM claimed.— TNS

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