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Badal refutes Jakhar's allegations in Punjab assembly

Posted on Dec 22, 01:02PM | UNI

Refuting allegations levelled by Leader of Opposition Sunil Jakhar that Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had distributed money in his home district Muktsar and his constituency Lambi with an eye on elections, Mr Badal today said these charges were "totally baseless, factually incorrect, politically motivated and highly misleading." In a statement on the floor of the House, Mr Badal said he was greatly perturbed over the wild accusations levelled by none other than the most respected Leader of the Opposition Sunil Jakhar, whom he always held in high esteem.

However, Mr Jakhar and all other Congress MLAs were not present in the House as they had boycotted the proceedings since yeterday in protest against the suspension of party MLA Rana Gurjit Singh.

He said funds were distributed for waterlogged areas of Lambi constituency and Muktsar district.

The Chief Minister said out of the 1.50 lakh acre waterlogged area of the state, 1.37 lakh acre was in Muktsar district. In Lambi constituency alone, 52000 acre area was worst affected by the problem of water logging, which was nearly one third of the totally water logged areas of the state.