Chandigarh : Aam Aadmi Party legislators held a protest outside the Punjab assembly premises today, demanding resignation of Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjit Singh over allegations of “impropriety”.
AAP Member of Parliament Bhagwant Mann, who is likewise the Punjab AAP unit chief, said Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ought to sack Rana Gurjit Singh promptly.
The AAP administrators said the Punjab government’s turn to arrange a legal investigation into charges of indecency against the water system priest was an “eyewash”.
The AAP administrators initially held a meeting at the Vidhan Sabha complex, and after that attempted to walk toward Amarinder Singh’s habitation. The police ceased them simply outside the Vidhan Sabha.
Police said they took Bhagwant Mann, AAP MLA Sukhpal Khaira and others into preventive authority after they attempted to cross blockades. Mr Khaira told correspondents that the “tardy request requested by Amarinder Singh into the mining outrage gives off an impression of being a carefully fit exercise to exculpate the charged minister”.
“Till the time Rana Gurjit Singh keeps on being a bureau part, the request can never be free, reasonable and fair,” Mr Khaira, AAP MLA from Bholath, said.
Bhagwant Mann said the Punjab Congress government was following in the strides of the past Shiromani Akali Dal government. “What is the distinction between the past Akali and the present Congress government? Degenerate practices are proceeding as before,” Mr Mann said.
Mr Mann and AAP MLA HS Phoolka said they will meet the Punjab representative over the matter. “It is amazing that Rana’s previous worker, a cook, who drew a pay of just Rs. 11,000, overnight turns into the proprietor of a standout amongst the most costly sand and rock mines in the state by offering an incredible Rs. 26.51 crore,” Mr Mann said.
“The pastor must leave forthwith or he ought to be expelled from the bureau pending request or else the whole exercise would have all the earmarks of being insignificant and a joke,” Mr Mann said.
The AAP pioneers said the Congress party had in the past not acknowledged the Justice A Jindal Commission to test the charged part of previous Education Minister Sikandar Singh Malooka in light of the fact that he had not surrendered from the bureau.
“The Congress had likewise organized a “dharna” to put weight on the then Badal government to sack the clergyman, however why distinctive measuring sticks now?” Mr Khaira said. Mr Khaira said if the priest is not sacked, then the AAP will hold challenges crosswise over Punjab.
Amarinder Singh had yesterday ordered the setting up a one-man judicial commission to probe the allegations against Rana Gurjit Singh. Justice (Retd) JS Narang will conduct the probe and submit a report within one month.