Captain Amarinder Singh and Manpreet Badal differ on AIIMS, Bathinda: In a statement on the much awaited project AIIMS, Bathinda, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said, ‘There is no change in the plan for AIIMS, Bathinda’
The statement of the Punjab Chief Minster came after Manpreet Singh Badal clearly said that Punjab government had nothing to do with AIIMS, Bathinda.
Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal speaking to media persons in the morning said that, ‘the state government has nothing to do with AIIMS, Bathinda, it is the project of the central government.’
Contradicting to Captain’s comment, Manpreet Badal also said, ‘We had to allot land for the project and so we did, it is the responsibility of the center government to complete the project in time.’
A large percentage of the total project cost of Rs 925 crore, which was 75%, was to be given by the central government, while the Punjab government had to give the rest.
The Finance Minster and the Chief Minister of Punjab have given different statements in regard with the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences that is proposed to be completed by 2020, leaving a question on whether the project has no changes, or is it really going to be a project of the central government?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in November, pledging that the institute will be made functional by 2020.