The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said Irrigation and Power minister Rana Gurjit Singh’s resignation had completely exposed the friendly Commissions instituted by the Congress government to exonerate Congressmen and implicate Akalis, and demanded immediate dismantling of the Justice (retd) Ranjit Singh and Mehtab Singh Gill Commissions.In a statement here, former minister Bikram Singh Majithia said the sacking order given to Rana Gurjit by the Congress high command after finding he was complicit in getting sand mining contracts allotted to his minions, had rubbished the findings of the Justice (Retd) J S Narang Commission. “We have been continuously stating that the Narang Commission was instituted to give a clean chit to Rana. Today we stand vindicated even as the Commission as well as the Congress government stands exposed before the people”.Stating that just as the Narang Commission was formed with a pre-meditated goal whose script was written in advance by the Congress government, similarly the Ranjit Singh and MS Gill Commissions were formed to implicate the SAD in incidents of sacrilege as well as blame it for registering false cases against Congressmen. “They are not Commissions but personal fiefdoms. We demand immediate dismantling of both Commissions. They should be replaced by an inquiry by a sitting judge of Supreme Court judge who should go into all sacrileges committed during the last ten months of Congress tenure as well as false cases registered against Akali leaders and workers by the Congress government”.
Mr Majithia said people’s money should not have been spent on funding the sham Narang Commission as well as the Ranjit Singh and MS Gill Commissions. “A government which is crying hoarse about financial crisis is wasting people’s money on Commissions who can never deliver justice to the people. All judges should be asked to refund money used from the State exchequer by them immediately. This is very important because just like Justice (retd) Narang who spent people’s money to exonerate Rana Gurjit, Justice Gill is indulging in vendetta against the SAD as per the orders given to him by the Congress government. Justice Ranjit Singh also needs to resign immediately as his findings have been already prejudged and announced by both CM Capt Amarinder Singh and PCC president Sunil Jakhar”.Calling for an end to the trend of appointing “blue eyed boys and evening buddies” as heads of Commissions following the muck unearthed by the media after Justice Narang gave a clean chit to Rana Gurjit, the Akali leader said the Ranjit Singh and MS Gill Commissions were already discredited and should not be allowed to even present their sham inquires. “This is needed to restore public faith in governance and ensure rule of law and not Congress jungle raj holds sway in Punjab”, Mr Majithia added.