January 15, 2021

Congress Downplays Feud Between Punjab CM, Two MPs in Connection With Spurious Liquor Tragedy



File photo of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

File photograph of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

All the Punjab Cupboard on Thursday pitched in for the expulsion of social gathering MPs Pratap Singh Bajwa and Shamsher Singh Dullo for alleged “anti-party and anti-government actions”, which they termed as “gross indiscipline”.

  • IANS New Delhi
  • Final Up to date: August 8, 2020, 7:46 AM IST

The Congress has sought to downplay the social gathering feud in Punjab the place Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is at loggerheads with two Rajya Sabha MPs in reference to the current spurious liquor tragedy within the state.

“A few of our MPs have requested questions and I do not know why persons are misreading or studying an excessive amount of into it. It is a easy trade of phrases inside the social gathering. In our case it occurs transparently, whereas in some events it is not allowed,” stated Congress chief Pawan Khera, whereas rejecting the belief that Punjab might see a insurrection like those seen in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

All the Punjab Cupboard on Thursday pitched in for the expulsion of social gathering MPs Pratap Singh Bajwa and Shamsher Singh Dullo for alleged “anti-party and anti-government actions”, which they termed as “gross indiscipline”.

The ministers, in a joint assertion, referred to as for cracking the whip on the 2 MPs with none delay.

Indiscipline can’t be tolerated at any time, least of all when Meeting elections are lower than two years away, the ministers stated, pointing to the MPs’ repeated assaults on the state authorities, together with on Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

The 2 MPs had attacked their very own authorities over the hooch tragedy and had approached the Governor to demand a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Division (ED) into the liquor deaths.

The hooch tragedy has claimed 111 lives — 83 in Tarn Taran, 15 in Amritsar and 13 in Batala.

Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar has additionally sought strict motion in opposition to the 2 MPs.

Pratap Singh Bajwa and Chief Minister Amrinder Singh don’t share a cordial relation as Bajwa was faraway from the state President’s submit forward of the Punjab Meeting polls and Amrinder Singh was appointed because the state chief.


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