PADB poll will violate Covid norms: Ex-MP

Patiala, May 9

Senior Vice-President of SAD and former MP Prem Singh Chandumajra today sought that the Punjab Agriculture Development Bank (PADB) elections should not be held amid the current Covid situation. He said the government was adamant on getting political mileage out of the elections.

Chandumajra said: “The state government’s decision is untoward. The matter was already brought to the notice of the Deputy Commissioner, Patiala, and other officials by Sanour MLA Harinderpal Singh Chandumajra. Now, it has been brought to the notice of the Chief Minister who is expected to cancel the elections in view of the pandemic.”

He alleged that by deciding to hold the elections, the state government was itself spreading the virus among people. “On the one hand the government has deterred shopkeepers from earning a livelihood, but on the other hand, it is breaking its own rules by holding the PADB elections,” he said.

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