(Chd,Pb)SAD Demands Independent Probe into ‘Seed Scam’ in Punjab
Shiromani Akali Dal on Thursday demanded an independent probe while terming the reported vigilance investigation as a cover-up exercise’.
The party submitted memorandums to deputy commissioners across Punjab in this regard.
In the memorandum, SAD leaders demanded that all those responsible for the supply and sale of spurious paddy seeds should be arrested and farmers be compensated.
The Shiromani Akali Dal had claimed that a close associate of cabinet minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa was allegedly involved in the supply of spurious seeds, which were not approved for sale by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).
SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia told mediapersons in Amritsar that the Vigilance Department was not expected to act against the state minister.
Senior party leader Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said only custodial interrogation of the seed supplier could unravel the entire scam and demanded an independent probe into it.
The leaders further said seeds, which earlier cost Rs 70 per kg, were sold at Rs 200 per kg to farmers by the scamsters .
A raid was conducted at a seed store in Ludhiana and more than 750 quintals of seed packaged as PR-129 and 100 quintals of seed packaged as PR-128 were seized,
Category: Social Cause
PM Modi Greets Bangladesh and UAE :Eid Ul Fitr
In a telephonic conversation today with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Prime Minister Modi conveyed greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr to the Government and people of the UAE.
The leaders expressed satisfaction about the effective cooperation between the two countries during the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
Prime Minister Modi thanked the Crown Prince for the support extended to Indian citizens in UAE.
PM conveyed his best wishes for the good health and well-being of the Crown Prince, the Royal Family and the people of the UAE.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on phone today with H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Prime Minister Modi conveyed greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the people of Bangladesh.
The two leaders shared their assessment of the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan in both countries. The leaders also discussed the COVID pandemic situation and the ongoing collaboration between the two countries in this regard. Prime Minister Modi reaffirmed India’s support to Bangladesh in addressing these challenges.
PM conveyed his best wishes for the good health and well-being of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the friendly people of Bangladesh.