Amarinder asks Badal to perform or leave
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Amarinder Singh today alleged that there was rule of anarchy and lawlessness in Punjab and asked Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to perform or leave.
Addressing the Shaheedi Jor Mela Conference here today, Capt Amarinder said the law and order situation in Punjab had gone from worse to the worst as the Akalis had become a law unto themselves.
He asked the Chief Minister to "tame" Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia "as his people had let a reign of terror on the policemen." He pointed out that only yesterday a close associate of Majithia beat up a senior police officer and broke his leg.
Earlier, in Amritsar an Akali leader shot dead an Assistant Sub Inspector of Police who had objected to their eve teasing of his daughter.
He said when the accused killed the assistant sub inspector they allegedly shouted slogans 'like 'Bikram Majithia Zindabad." The former Chief Minister warned the Chief Minister against "inaction and surrender to his son and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal." He said during the ruckus in the Punjab assembly recently when Mr Majithia abused a Congress legislator, Chief Minister Badal tried to intervene but Mr Sukhbir Badal stopped him and asked him to sit down.
Capt Amarinder said the SAD-BJP government had failed on all fronts. He said in such a situation, nobody was prepared to come and invest in Punjab and the unemployment was growing.
He said the youths were feeling frustrated and the treasury was empty. He said governments were supposed to perform while this government had given up on performance.
Among others present on the occasion were former Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, MP S S Libra, MLAs Gurkirat Kotli, Kuljeet Nagra, Randeep Nabha, Darshan Brar, Tej Parkash and Harinder Bhambri.