Manpreet Badal shoots down plan for new armoured sedans for Badals

Punjab finance minister Manpreet Badal has struck down a proposal to purchase armoured luxury sedans for his estranged uncle, former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, and cousin, Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal.The Punjab Police security wing had sent a proposal to the finance department to replace ageing Toyota Land Cruisers in Badal and Sukhbir’s fleets. It had also sought new bullet-proof vehicles for some other VVIP protectees, including Sukhbir’s brother-in-law and former minister Bikram Singh Majithia, saying these vehicles had fulfilled their years in service. The proposal for new bullet-proof vehicles, Toyota Innovas and Maruti Gypsies as escort and pilot vehicles entailed an expenditure of Rs 9 crore.

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