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Captain Amarinder Singh responsible for sorry state of affairs in Punjab, says AAP

Says Captain new commander of mafia lords, babus-ministers mere pawns

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Chandigarh , 14 May 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) senior leader and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Harpal Singh Cheema, mounting a frontal attack on Captain Amarinder Singh, alleged that the root cause of  the ‘open loot’ of state   exchequer was none other than Captain himself, saying the sooner he relinquished the chair the better it would be for the state and its people.Taking a  pot shot at the Congress Ministers-MLAs engaged in a typical street-like fight with the administrative top brass, Cheema said it was now the appropriate time for them to speak up  for Punjab and the Punjabis by exerting pressure on Captain Amarinder Singh, to relinquish the charge of chief ministership, clearing the decks for a competent and performing  chief minister who could do justice to the august post, by rising above their petty political ends and secure their berths.The LoP said while addressing media persons at party  headquarters in Chandigarh here on Thursday. Others who were in presence, included Kotkpura legislator Kultar Singh Sandhwan, core committee members Gerry Birring,  Sukhwinder Sukhi, Harchand Singh Barsat, Manjit Singh Sidhu, Narinder Shergill, party spokesman Gobinder Mittal.The AAP leader alleged that during the 10-year misrule of the  erstwhile SAD-BJP government, while Sukhbir Singh Badal was helming the affairs of the state-run mafias, now Captain Amarinder Singh was the  commander of mafia lords  calling the shots in the state, saying that those fighting like cats and dogs were mere ‘pawns’. 

He lamented that Captain Amarinder Singh, who was not to be seen around in this hour of global distress when the people were battling the killer Corona virus amid extended  lockdown, adding he should show up at this critical juncture to stem the leadership crisis and the mitigate the sufferings of the poor and needy.The AAP leader said that the way  Congress ministers-MLAs’ concern over the wanton ‘loot’ of the public money and the age-old bonhomie with the people of the state was discernible on their grim faces for the  first time during the current tenure of the government, to muster enough courage to take the matter to the conclusive end, setting aside their personal interests and  aspirations.Stressing the need for setting up of state-run liquor corporation in Punjab in tune with those set up by the Delhi and Tamil Nadu governments, which, he said, would  not only crush the liquor mafia from the state but would fetch the state exchequer a whopping surge in income worth Rs 18,000 crore against the target Rs 6,200 crore, besides  offering a window of opportunities for unemployed youth in the state.Cheema demanded that the government should set up a high-powered commission of inquiry comprising of  high court judges under the watch of chief justice, so that those behind this nexus could be awarded exemplary punishment.He said that if the Captain government continued  protecting the big fish among the politicians and bureaucrats involved in the shady deal, the AAP party, if voted to power, would set up a commission of inquiry on a priority basis  to buy justice for the people of Punjab.  


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