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Cong demands CBI probe into Punjab foodgrains scam

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New Delhi : Demand for a CBI probe into the Rs 20,000 crore alleged foodgrains scam in Punjab was made by a Congress member in the Lok Sabha today.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Ravneet Singh Bittoo 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 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.

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