Punjab & Region

CM Bhagwant Mann slams previous Congress govt for not helping covid victim’s kin; asks finance dept to release Rs 50 lakh to family

Chandigarh, May 9

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann has tweeted that the previous Congress government in the state had not acceded to the AAP’s demand of declaring PRTC bus driver Manjit Singh a corona warrior and providing his family a relief of Rs 50 lakh.

Singh had contracted the virus while ferrying pilgrims stuck in Maharashtra.

We have asked Finance Department to immediately release Rs 50 lakh to his family,” says the tweet. He had died while bringing the pilgrims stuck in Hazur Sahib during the lockdown period.