Sukhbir seeks fuel price cut, CBI probe into ration ‘scam’ - ECAS Punjab

Sukhbir seeks fuel price cut, CBI probe into ration ‘scam’

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 7

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today demanded a CBI probe into the ration "scam", alleging that Congress leaders and workers who embezzled ration meant for the poor should be brought to book.

Leaders booked

Patiala: SAD leaders, who held a protest here over the issue of fuel price hike, were booked on Tuesday. The leaders were booked under provisions of the IPC, Disaster Management Act and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. TNS

He asked the Congress government in the state to cut petrol and diesel prices by Rs 10 per litre. "Once the Punjab Government reduces fuel prices, we will press the Centre to do the same," Sukhbir said, adding that he had already written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cut the excise duty on petrol and diesel prices.

Leading a dharna under a 'Punjab Bachao' rally in Zirakpur, Sukhbir asked the state government to ensure that no student of any private school was victimised if his parents failed to deposit fee due to reduced income in view of the lockdown. He said the state should compensate the private schools by paying fee of students for six months. Former minister Bikram Singh Majithia held a dharna in Majitha and demanded that both Centre and state should cut fuel prices by Rs 10 per litre each. He said diesel was costlier in Punjab as compared to the neighbouring states.

from The Tribune

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