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Posted on Dec 08, 12:43PM | UNI
Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia today lashed out at the Congress and its leadership, accusing the party of being a "parking lot for criminals and hooligans." Reacting sharply to Capt Amarinder Singh's statement accusing him of patronising criminals and rewarding them with party posts, Mr Majithia said Mr Singh and the Congress party should self introspect and they will see for themselves the kind of patronage the Congress party had given to criminal elements.
He said he did not need advice and sermons from a person who has brought the worst kind of morals and ethics into politics. Hitting out at the former Chief Minister Mr Majithia said, "You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips." He advised Captain to first set his own house in order and then go out and preach.
Commenting on CLP leader Sunil Jakhar's demand seeking the CM's resignation on the murder of ASI Ravinder Pal Singh, Mr. Majithia said it was the most unfortunate and sad incident which we condemn in the strongest possible term and that the entire government was with Ravinder Pal's family.
He said the police officer who had failed in his duty has been dismissed from service and the persons who had committed such a heinous and cowardly act shall be punished and an example shall be set so that such acts never happen in future.
He further said Mr Jakhar should first go and seek Sonia Gandhi's resignation for patronising and rewarding people and families with criminal records. "Like Vinod Sharma (Manu Sharma's father),Gurkirat Kotli, Vithal Radadia Congress MP from Gujrat, Sushil Sharma the then Youth Congress President who brutally murdered his wife Naina Sahni," he said.
Manu Sharma, who shot dead an innocent girl without any provocation just for the fact that she refused him a drink in Delhi and Gurkirat Kotli who brought shame and disgrace to the country by allegedly molesting French National who had come to visit India where our tradition and culture teach us that guests should be treated as gods.
"The hands of Congress leaders and of the family of Mrs Sonia Gandhi are coloured with the blood of innocent Sikhs who were brutally killed by mobs led by Congress leaders Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler in 1984 in Delhi. All these leaders have been rewarded with important positions in the Congress party." "Let Mr Jakhar first ask Sonia Gandhi to resign and then come and talk to us," said Mr Majithia.
He advised both Capt and Mr Jakhar to practice what they preach. Quoting Mahatma Gandhi, Mr Majithia said, "An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching." Mr Majithia further said the leadership of Congress party instead of playing the role of constructive opposition is trying to vitiate the atmosphere of the state by giving baseless and false statements.
He said though he had been in politics long enough to expect criticism and hostility from political opponents but he wondered if these two leaders will ever grow up and start saying things which actually means something.