AAP asks CM to accept Rana Gurjit Singh’s resignation
Chandigarh – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday demanded that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh accept the resignation of Power and Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjit Singh, accused by the opposition of illegally bagging sand mining contracts. “It is imperative that the man (Rana Gurjit Singh) be dropped from the Cabinet without any further delay which will be in the interest of Punjab,” Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira said.Rana Gurjit Singh said on Tuesday that he had submitted his resignation to the chief minister on moral grounds’ as the Opposition had been making false allegations against him and demanded his removal. The chief minister confirmed that he had received the resignation letter and said he would discuss the matter with his Congress party president Rahul Gandhi on January 18 in Delhi before taking a final call on it. AAP MLA Khaira told reporters here, “It is a test case for Rahul Gandhi who recently became the president of the Congress…Whether he shows zero tolerance against corruption or shies away from taking action.” The AAP leader Said the resignation was “a victory of truth”. “It is also a victory for the people. It is a result of AAP’s crusade against corruption,” said Khaira. Khaira further said that his party would soon move the high court seeking a CBI probe into the sand mining auctions.
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