Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh today hailed the party legislators for keeping the Akali-BJP government on its “toes” during the last session of the Vidhan Sabha in a “most peaceful manner”.
“The power of democracy and peaceful protest finally prevailed over the arrogance of the government,” he remarked here.
“With an arrogant government and not an impartial Speaker, our members were left with no option but to resort to peaceful protests within the Vidhan Sabha and I am happy it worked well and brought into focus the issues concerning the state,” he said.
“This was the beginning of the final assault on the government for which the countdown has already started,” he said while adding, “this was necessary to crush the arrogance of the government that has always tried to use its brute majority to gag the voice of the opposition”.
Amarinder justified the continuous sit-in by the legislators that lasted for two days and two nights, saying it helped in highlighting the issues for which the Congress party had sought a debate and which was refused by the Speaker.
The PCC president also thanked party workers across the state for their solidarity and protests they staged all over Punjab against the government’s “arrogance” by not allowing the debate. PTI
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