REACTING TO the dharna by Congress workers outside his residence in Chandigarh, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal while addressing a gathering during one of his Sangar Darshan programmes in Mansa Saturday said that there was no reason for them to continue their protests since he has asked the DGP to enquire into the clashes which broke out between the Congress and Akali workers in Ludhiana recently. Badal further said that the law would its own course in this matter once the enquiry report is submitted by the DGP.
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Refuting the charges of misappropriation of funds for procurement being leveled by the Congress, the Chief Minister said the entire procurement operations were being conducted in a transparent manner so there was hardly any scope of misappropriation. Further clarifying on the matter, Badal said that had there been any misappropriation then the cash-credit limit would not have been issued by the Centre.
On another query, the Chief Minister said that he would soon raise the issue of inflow of contaminated water through river Ghagghar in the state from Haryana. He said that the supply of toxic water was a major concern for the region as it was creating several health hazards for the residents. Badal said that he had taken up this issue earlier in several meetings and would again flag it up with the Haryana government.
Sharing his views on waving off loans of farmers, Badal said said that only the Centre was authorized to do so towards the banks adding that the state government has hardly any role in it.