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Congress, BJP workers in Punjab spar over inauguration of an eye hospital
A row erupted over the inauguration of one of the blocks of a state-of-art eye hospital with a provision of 30-bed, on the premises of the Civil Hospital in Ferozepur at a cost of Rs.4.20 crore. The local Congress MLA Parminder Singh Pinki brought in to the notice of Punjab's health minister Surjit Singh Jyani that his name was missing from the inauguration board.

The Congress MLA showed his resentment over the working of the state government. Later Jyani took Pinki along with to unveil the foundation stone with a promise to replace it.

Later, both shared the dais but once again a dispute surfaced when Pinki was not given time to address the function. Both the Congeress and Akali-BJP workers were seen exchanging hot and unparliamentary language even over mike.

In the meantime there was a thunder storm and heavy rain and function could not continue after the speech of Director Health and both Jyani and Pinki had a press conference.

After the press conference, Pinki, the Congress, MLA while taking to media persons separately said that it was an official function and stage has been handed over to some official of the health department instead of any local party leader.

It is being claimed that the proposal was taken up with Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal by the local MLA Parminder Singh Pinki to fulfill the desire of the residents of this border area for specialized eye treatment as there was no eye care hospital in the entire Malwa belt.

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