Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has turned down the Congress demand of physical verification of the foodgrain stock at godowns owned/hired by various departments.A visibly upset Badal hit back at Congress spokesperson and Abohar MLA Sunil Jakhar on his home turf for raising the foodgrain scam issue without valid documents. Speaking at a Sangat Darshan programme in Choohriwala Dhanna village, he said, “Let Jakhar come out with solid proof instead of reiterating false and ill-found allegations through the media. He is free to approach the court, if he is in possession of some substantial material. He is also welcome for an open debate, but speaking lies hundred times should be stopped.”The CM organised Sangat Darshans in six villages of the Balluana constituency today. Resident of the villages that Badal visited yesterday faced five-six hour power cuts today as the power corporation was to ensure uninterrupted supply to the villages that the CM was visiting today.He claimed there was no discrepancy in the wheat stock and the Congress was creating an unnecessary hue and cry on the issue. The Congress was going through a severe political crisis not only in Punjab but also across the country. It was levelling baseless allegations against the ruling alliance just to garner political mileage, he said.He claimed the SAD-BJP alliance would register the third consecutive win in the forthcoming Assembly elections.He said the Congress and AAP would have to face the wrath of the people in the Assembly elections since the electorates had understood that the Congress was fooling them and that AAP had betrayed the people of Delhi.
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