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Bajwa flays Badal for 'neglecting' anganwadi children

PTI   Chandigarh, September 01, 2014
First Published: 18:46 IST(1/9/2014) | Last Updated: 18:48 IST(1/9/2014)

Congress in Punjab on Monday flayed the Parkash Singh Badal government for not supplying ration to anganwadi centres for midday meal for poor children.

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The party also questioned the claims of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal about there being no financial crisis in the state and claimed that the issue arose due to bankruptcy of the government.

Punjab Congress unit chief Partap Singh Bajwa, in a statement here, dubbed it an "example of non-performance and non-governance".

He said this state of affairs was shocking as it is the children mostly from the families from the lower strata of the society who were being taken care of in the anganwadis.

"Here is the government which keeps on parroting the development theme while its practice at the ground level is to the contrary. This also questions the often repeated claims by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal about there being no financial crisis in the state," he said.

After winning elections by rigging, money and muscle power and misuse of official machinery, claiming them as a vote for development was an irnoy, Bajwa said.

He pointed out that in Talwandi Sabo, complaints by people about the lack of basic amenities on the very first day of Badal's sangat darshan programme should be an eye opener.

Bajwa stressed on the importance of children's health and called upon Badal to disburse funds to the anganwadis.

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