Nov 14, 2021 23:26 IST

Ludhiana (Punjab) [India], November 14 (ANI): Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday said the next SAD-BSP government would order a probe into embezzlement of MNREGA funds by Congress leaders and spend the money recovered from them on public works.
The SAD president, who addressed gathering in the constituency, said Congress leaders had misappropriated MNREGA funds to the tune of thousands of crores by indulging in bogus billing as well as overcharging for tiles, pavers and other construction work. He said Congress leader had opened 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”, he added.
Badal said he was also receiving complaints that grain markets had been closed prematurely in the State when the paddy crop had still not been harvested across the State. “This is being done under pressure from the centre”, Mr Badal said adding now farmers would be forced to sell short.

He also highlighted how the government was totally oblivious to the spread of dengue in the State. He said, “Dengue cases have crossed the 20,000 mark but nothing is being done to control its spread. The government is behaving in the same fashion as it did during the Covid pandemic during…

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