Jalandhar, September 9, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
Youth Akali Dal today staged a protest against Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharmsot and his close associate Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal on issue of SC Scholarship scam in the state and demanded immediate action against both the culprits.
Led by YAD Doaba Zone President Sukhdeep Singh Sukar activists staged protest in Phagwara. They said that both the Congress leaders have ruined future of dalit students with this scam. He said that dalit students had dreams to pursue their dreams with higher education but both Dharmsot and Dhaliwal have shattered their dreams with this scam and usurped money which was meant for their high education.
He said that it is most unfortunate that during last almost four years admission of dalit students has slashed by more than one lakh eighty thousand in higher education Institutes of the state only because Dharmsot and his confident Dhaliwal committed this scam. He said that around Rs 811 crore were received from Centre Government on account of this scholarship scheme which have been siphoned off and never welfare of SC students was taken into accout.
He said that Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal is also a partner of about Rs. 25 crore in whole scame of Rs. 63 crore. On the occasion, the YAD leadership also submitted a memorandum in the name of Governor through SSP and Tehsildar.
Prominent others present on the occasion included Tajinder Singh Nijher District President Jalandhar Rural, Ranjit Singh Khurana District President Kapurthala urban, Sukhdev Singh Nanakpur, Hani Tonsa, Bikram Singh Uch, Sukhdev Singh Kaduput and Amit Maini besides others.