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Why mum on Majithia, Cong duo asks Akalis | SNE

Nov 28, 2017


Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar and Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu today questioned the Shiromani Akali Dal’s “double standards” on seeking action against AAP leader Sukhpal Khaira in a drug case.Addressing a press conference here, Jakhar asked, “If the Akalis are demanding action against Khaira, why not against Bikram Singh Majithia,” adding that the Congress wanted a uniform approach on the matter.“During their rule, they did not react to the Khaira case, knowing well that they themselves could be in trouble,” said Sidhu.When asked about the possibility of action against Majithia, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had said last month that the state government could not override the investigation being conducted by Central agencies into the Jagdish Bhola drug racket.Sidhu, however, claimed today that there was enough evidence of Majithia’s involvement with drug lords in the Bhola case.However, both evaded a direct reply when asked why Capt Amarinder had not yet acted against Majithia if there was enough proof. Jakhar said the government would act on the basis of the evidence.

Homage to farm suicide victims

  • The House paid tributes to Rajmata Mohinder Kaur (former MP and mother of the CM), seven freedom fighters, former MPs and MLAs; Giani Mal Singh and victims of the Ludhiana factory fire tragedy. 
  • Khaira, who spoke after Speaker read the obituary references, demanded that homage be paid to 289 farmers who committed suicide since the last session and to the nine victims of the Bathinda road accident. The Speaker allowed his plea and their names were included in the obituary reference.
  • Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh was present in the House, so was former CM and Akali patriarch Parkash Singh Badal. AAP leader HS Phoolka and Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal were conspicuous by their absence. 

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