MLA alleges bias in oxygen supply, seeks probe

MLA alleges bias in oxygen supply, seeks probe

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Tribune News Service

Faridabad, May 3

Alleging gross discrimination in the supply of oxygen to Covid patients, Neeraj Sharma, Congress MLA from the NIT Assembly segment here, has demanded a CBI probe into the recent allotment of the oxygen cylinders in the district.

Saying that even though people are running from pillar to post for getting the supply, influential political persons, belonging to the ruling party, were “encroaching” upon the rights of the needy persons by getting the supply diverted or allocated for their close ones, making the people with no political connections suffer.

Stating that he had written to the CM Manohar Lal Khattar referring to a zoom meeting that was organised by the DC on May 1 to discuss the Covid situation , he said a demand was raised by one of the ruling party MLAs for the allocation of 15 oxygen cylinders, irrespective of the supply position and the crisis at present.

Sharma said the local administration was scolded for providing only 13 oxygen cylinders against his demand of 15.

He said he had raised objection to the discrimination on the basis of political affiliation or influence at the time when a large number of people had become victims of the crisis and had been standing in long queues daily to get cylinders. Alleging misuse of power, he said an independent body should monitor the supply of oxygen without any favour to anyone.

He said he had demanded a CBI probe into the matter as casualties had taken place due to the non-availability of oxygen or other medicines, which he said had been a cause of concern.

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