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Row over Rs1L donation by Cong MLA to BKU

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Fazilka, December 2

A donation of Rs 1 lakh offered by Jalalabad Congress MLA Raminder Singh Awla to Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan) has run into controversy. Awla had visited the dharna site at the Mammu Joiya toll plaza on the Fazilka-Ferozepur highway on Tuesday to express his solidarity and support to the striking farmers.

At the dharna site, Awla announced to give Rs 1 lakh and was issued a receipt by the BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan). The receipt was even uploaded on the social media.

Awla said he had extended full support to the farmers’ agitation and would continue to do so. He confirmed donating Rs 1 lakh.

When contacted, Gurwinder Singh, president, BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan), Fazilka unit, who is presently attending the dharna at the Tikri border denied having received any donation. “We won’t accept any donations from any politician,” said Gurwinder Singh. However, he feigned ignorance about the donation receipt.

The BKU president also issued a recorded mobile call he made to the MLA in which Gurwinder Singh and other farmer leaders were heard complaining of uploading of the receipt on social media. However, Awla rejected their allegations.

from The Tribune

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