Tribune News Service
New Delhi, June 18
The ruling BJP on Friday highlighted a number of selections taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Punjab in “true spirit of cooperative federalism” to assault opposition events, which regularly accuse the central authorities of overriding powers of states.
Citing the instance of Punjab and Assam, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri mentioned the inhabitants of each states is roughly comparable whereas Uttar Pradesh has a inhabitants of round 20 crores.
“My group did an evaluation and discovered that the variety of Remdesivir provided by the Centre per hundred thousand folks in Assam was 323 and UP 264”.
“Punjab alternatively has 632, which is sort of double as in comparison with Assam and Uttar Pradesh,” he mentioned, including that this won’t be an indicator as many states additionally procure it themselves “however for anybody to recommend that they’ve been short-changed or denied the professional share is a falsification”.
The Centre lately sanctioned medical oxygen crops for 41 areas in Punjab underneath the PM Cares Fund, Puri mentioned, additionally once more taking a swipe at Amarinder Singh authorities over its alleged profiteering by promoting Covid vaccines to personal hospitals.
“Congress leaders will not be on the identical web page. Some of them suppose profiteering on centrally provided medicines is professional. The well being minister of Punjab authorities claimed he had nothing to do with this rip-off,” he mentioned.
Puri mentioned: “Eighty per cent of Covishield procurement at a value of Rs 309 per dose signifies that the profiteering determine has been a lot larger than the determine reported. After this, they in all probability gave 30 lakhs to only one hospital. They bought it for Rs 1060, so the revenue of Rs 750 has been made”.
Puri additionally mentioned that it was alleged that MSP for grains will probably be abolished and the mandi system repealed when the federal government enacted three farm legal guidelines, nevertheless, the Centre made report procurement and transferred cash on to financial institution accounts of farmers. “The authorities has made it clear that if there are any doubts (relating to legal guidelines) we’re prepared to take a seat with you and are open to all options. But template must be profit to farmers,” he mentioned.
The union minister additionally demanded a probe into crimes which have allegedly occurred on the websites of farmer protests with BJP the spokesperson Sambit Patra including that “democracy has area for agitations, not crime”.