Chandigarh, May 18: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab unit chief and sitting MP from Sangrur constituency, Bhagwant Mann on Saturday said that cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu had put his stamp on the raging allegations of Badal-Captain mutual bonhomie that AAP had been leveling since Captain government assumed power in the state.
Mr Mann quoted Sidhu’s outpourings at an election meeting in Bathinda on Friday, that both were in league with each other to protect each others’ personal and political interests. In a statement, Mr Mann said that even though the people of the state were privy to the ‘friendly’ match being played between both the families, stating that the views expressed by none other than a senior cabinet minister in the ruling Capt Amarinder Singh Government was significant that ratified the AAP’s allegations.
He said that had there been no friendly feelings between the two prominent political clans, umpteen cases of corruption against the Badals would not have been shelved nor would Captain had received a clean chit in the multi-crore Amritsar and Ludhiana City centre cases.
Castigating Capt Amarinder, Mann said that had he been a tad serious about the allegations being leveled by the party, persons like Bikram Singh Majithia whose name had prominently figured among drug mafia would have been roaming free nor those behind the sacrilegious and firing incidents would got scot free till the time.
The AAP leader demanded that Capt Amarinder should tender his resignation on moral grounds instead of putting across his reasoning in the incidents after the serious allegations leveled by his own cabinet colleague. He said that may Captain or the courts give punishment to those behind the desecration and firing incidents at Behbal Kalan-Kotkapura. "The ‘peoples’ court’ had decided to punish them on May 19 and the quantum of punishment would be announced on May 23”, Mr Mann said. UNI