Shameful, Says Capt Amarinder On Petty Politics By Akalis On COVID Relief Fund

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CHANDIGARH, JULY 25: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday expressed shock at the petty politics being indulged by the Akalis in the state at a time when people were dying.

“Never in my political life have I seen such petty politics,” said the Chief Minister, terming the SAD remarks as `shameful.’

“It is a question of life and death, and the future of Punjab,” said Captain Amarinder, stressing that there should be no politics on such a grave issue at a critical time like the present.

In his weekly #AskCaptain live interaction on Facebook, Captain Amarinder said the Rs 64 lakhs lying in the CM Relief Fund were meant for Covid relief and will be spent on it.

Pointing out that the disease had still not peaked, the Chief Minister said his government had already spent over Rs 300 crore on Covid care, treatment and other related expenses, and expected to spend another Rs 200 crore at the minum. The Rs 64 crore will be spent for Covid care, the CM asserted.

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