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Cong stalled business in House to avoid embarassment: Badal

Posted on Dec 19, 07:36AM | UNI

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today alleged that the opposition Congress stalled the proceedings of the state Assembly today so that he was not able to refute their false allegation that he distributed large amounts of money to the people in his Lambi constituency before the Assembly elections earlier this year. The Punjab Assembly was today adjourned thrice amid uproar caused by the Congress which protested against Mr Badal making the "explanation" in the House before it took up the debate on the law and order situation in the state.

"The Congress politics is based on falsehood and they would have to face embarassment if I give my explanation to their allegations," Mr Badal said while talking to reporters in the press lounge in the assembly premises.

He said Leader of Opposition Sunil Jakhar had made a personal accusation against him which was unjustified and he had every right to give an explanation, "Now they are not ready to listen." Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal saisd the Congress was stalling the Chief Minister's explanation as they feared being exposed before the public.

In fact, they are making baseless allegations against the government to impress the Congress high command which was yet to announce the new president of the state unit of the party.

He said it was agreed in the meeting of the Business Advisory Committe that Mr Badal would make the explanation on the floor of the House in response to the allagations levelled against him by Mr in a letter to the Speaker.