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Probe ration ‘scam’, Sukhbir urges PM

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Chandigarh, July 2

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order a probe into the “pilferage of ration and favouritism in its distribution by Congress leaders and workers in Punjab”.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Sukhbir also requested that ration being sent under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) be monitored stringently through Central observers to ensure that ration received under the scheme was not pilfered and sold in the open market or distributed among Congress supporters only.

He also urged the PM to ensure necessary measures were taken to ensure that the poor were not discriminated against during the distribution of the relief material. Sukhbir said even though the Centre had sent 70,725 metric tonnes of grain and 10,000 metric tonnes of pulses to Punjab, the same were not distributed among the people. — TNS

from The Tribune

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