Demand for a CBI probe into the Rs 20,000 crore alleged foodgrain scam in Punjab was made by a Congress member in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Ravneet Singh Bittu said the plight of farmers in the state has worsened in the wake of the scam as the affected banks have restricted the cash credit limit.
He said suicides by farmers in the state are on the rise as they are unable to sell their produce in the wake of the scam.
Supported by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Bhagwant Mann, Singh demanded that food minister Ram Vilas Paswan should make a statement over the scam to tell the nation who was responsible for it.
Earlier on Sunday, the AAP had announced that its workers will gherao chief minister Parkash Singh Badal’s residence in Chandigarh on May 16 to protest the alleged multi-crore scandal.