Ajnala Incident: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday criticized BJP leaders, including former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, for demanding ‘Governor’s rule’ in the state, saying people know that these leaders have always been ‘anti-Punjab’.
Increased trouble of Mann governmentNT
The Mann-led AAP government came under attack after pro-Khalistan elements wreaked havoc in Amritsar by attacking a police station. In view of the sudden increase in the activities of pro-Khalistani organizations in Punjab, the opposition has been alleging deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
CM vs Governor
The Chief Minister is also at loggerheads with Governor Banwarilal Purohit. Last week, the governor indicated that he was in no hurry to convene the budget session of the assembly, and it worsened with a reminder to the chief minister about his “insulting response” to a letter from the Raj Bhavan. Purohit’s letter to Mann came two days after the Punjab cabinet decided to convene the assembly session from March 3 and requested the governor to convene the house.
“Captain Amarinder Singh, Kewal Dhillon, Balbir Singh Sidhu, Fateh Jung Bajwa, Raj Kumar Verka, Gurpreet Kangar, Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi… all Congressmen (who are) in the BJP these days can often be seen around the governor’s residence . They can often be seen around the governor’s residence. In Punjab, the governor is talking about governance.
People of Punjab know that they have always been anti-Punjab,” Mann said in his tweet in Punjabi.
AAP MP Raghav Chadha on Sunday said the Punjab government was forced to move the Supreme Court as the governor was not responding to the state cabinet’s decision to convene the budget session of the assembly.
Meanwhile, Punjab BJP leader Fateh Jung Bajwa demanded governor’s rule in Punjab, attacking the AAP government on various issues including the alleged deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
“Considering the present situation, our party demands that governor’s rule should be imposed in Punjab,” Bajwa said here on Monday. He accused you of not being able to run the state.
He said the state government is talking about attracting investment from other states, but given the current law and order situation, “existing industries are afraid of leaving”.
Meanwhile, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal also attacked the AAP government on the law and order issue.
“No one is safe in today’s Punjab,” Badal said in a statement.
“The police force has been bottled up by the AAP administration as was seen recently during the attack on Ajnala police station by hardliners led by Amritpal Singh. This, as well as other incidents, show the complete lack of a unified command structure. exposes, has demoralized the state police and added to the problem,” he alleged.
Punjab BJP leader Subhash Sharma criticized AAP for protesting the arrest of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia by the CBI, saying the arrest was made on the basis of evidence.
SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia demanded that the CBI probe into the Delhi Excise Policy matter be extended to Punjab, claiming that Sisodia was also the “architect” of the Punjab Excise Policy, which caused “hundreds of crores of losses to the state exchequer”. .
“The actors and directors of the Punjab Excise Policy are the same in Delhi’s case. In Delhi’s case, the CBI should probe the role of senior officers and AAP leaders who colluded to give huge benefits to select liquor manufacturers.” Majithia alleged.
(with PTI inputs)