Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today said the multi crore Chit Fund Scam involving Rs. 10,000 Crores in Punjab has once again proved that several criminals are thriving in Punjab under the patronage of the incumbent SAD-BJP government and are looting the public with impunity.AAP Punjab Legal Head and Candidate from Majitha Constituency Himmat Singh Shergill while addressing the press conference here said that it is ironical that the accused involved in such a huge fraud where 3 Lakh people have invested their hard earned money, are absconding and the SIT formed for the purpose is lying in a defunct state.While quoting the statement of SSP Patiala Gurmeet Singh Chouhan on the involvement of gangster Sulakhan of village Mattewal falling under Majitha constituency in Nabha jail break, Shergill said that the development has confirmed that criminals are being provided shelter by none other than but cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majithia.
Demanding a judicial inquiry in the case, Shergill expressed his concern over the use of criminals and gangsters by the Akali Dal for intimidating the people and booth rigging during the forthcoming Assembly elections in Punjab.He said that as per officials records 57 gangs are operating in Punjab which is a serious failure on part of Home Ministry headed by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.While lashing out at the Congress, Shergill said that Congress is a disintegrated house and a sinking ship.Shergill said PPCC, head Captain Amarinder Singh has deliberately denied ticket to dalit congress MLA, Tarlochan Singh Soondh from Banga as the latter had hurled a shoe at Bikram Majithia in Punjab Vidhan Sabha.“Instead of backing up his own party colleague Capt Amarinder has decided to support his nephew Majithia on the shoe hurling episode. Moreover several senior congress leaders including SS Dullo and Mohinder Singh Kaypee have already dubbed Capt Amarinder Singh as anti dalit”, said Shergill while adding that Capt Amarinder had also saved Majithia from the CBI probe who was named by the former DSP and drug lord Jagdish Bhola in the 6,000 crore synthetic drug racket in Punjab.
Shergill said the congress party under Capt Amarinder’s command has completely been disintegrated after the announcement of tickets. Surjit Singh Dhiman had already refused to contest from Amargarh constituency and is now being persuaded to change his decision. Another Congress leader Gurbinder Singh Atwal has already refused to contest from Bholath assembly seat. Similarly Rajinder Deepa who was demanding ticket from Sunam has alleged the relations of the husband of Congress candidate Daman Kaur Bajwa with drug lord Raja Kandola.Shergill said a secret meeting between Rahul Gandhi and Navjot Singh Sidhu, for nearly one hour has taken place in New Delhi a few days ago which has completely rattled Capt Amarinder Singh as his chances of being declared as the CM candidate for the congress party in Punjab has further diminished.