The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today asked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab Dialogue Committee chairman Kanwar Sandhu to explain why he misused his position as Editor of an English newpaper for personal gains.“You want to go to the people and your name has also been announced as a candidate from Kharar constituency. Are you not honour bound to explain why you misused your position as Resident Editor of Hindustan Times newspaper in Chandigarh for acts of personal and financial gain?”, SAD leader Prem Singh Chandumajra asked in a statement today.Saying Kanwar Sandhu should first answer his acts of omission and commission as Editor of HT before trying to take a high moral ground on all issues under the sun, Chandumajra asked him to tell whether it was ethical for him to acquire a seat in a medical college for his son under the NRI quota when he was serving as an Editor and a bonafide citizen of India. He said this was not all. Kanwar Sandhu brow beat the management of the medical college to stall giving the fee due from him which was again a blatant misuse of his position as Editor of HT.
Attacking Kanwar Sandhu further, the SAD leader said it was also well known that the former journalist turned political leader got his son selected as a PCMS doctor but on sensing that the appointment could run into rough waters made his son resign from service after one year. He said Sandhu should also tell the people if he got a plot allotted in the Chandigarh medi city in an illegitimate manner besides giving an account of the funds collected by his wife who was ran a very successful NGO when he was Editor of HT.Asking Kanwar Sandhu to first set the record straight concerning his wrongdoings, the SAD leader said that it was very easy to lecture on morality and ethics but it was a different ball game to act on them and setting an example for society. “You clearly failed to set an example of an Editor who had only public good at his heart. In fact you misused your position as Editor to enrich yourself and your family. You must explain this conduct before you try to approach people and ask for their votes”, Chandumajra added.