Ludhiana, Nov 14 (PTI) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal accused Congress leaders on Sunday of misappropriating funds of rural employment guarantee scheme MGNREGA in Punjab and said if the SAD-BSP is voted to power in the 2022 state Assembly polls, it would order a probe into it.

“Congress leaders misappropriated MGNREGA funds to the tune of thousands of crores by indulging in bogus billing as well as by overcharging for tiles, pavers and other construction work,” Badal said while addressing a gathering here.

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He alleged that Congress leaders had opened their own tile and paver factories and were supplying sub-standard material for use in government works.

“All such misdeeds will be probed and corruption cases will be registered against the guilty,” the former Punjab deputy chief minister added.

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Badal said he is also receiving complaints that grain markets in Punjab were closed prematurely when the paddy crop was still not harvested across the state.

“This is being done under pressure from the Centre,” he said, adding that now, the farmers would be forced to sell short.

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