Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday participated in a veterans’ protest march supporting the stand taken by the three armed forces chiefs against the “bias against the defence services” in the Seventh Pay Commission and submitted a memorandum to Governor V P Singh Badnore on the issue.
The march was led by Lt Gen S S Brar (retired), the seniormost amongst the veterans, and included among others retired army personnel including several lieutenant generals, major generals, brigadiers, colonels, JCOs and soldiers.Ambika Soni, Asha Kumari and Harish Chaudhary were among the senior Congress leaders who joined the veterans in their march.
The memorandum, addressed to the President who is the supreme Commander of the armed forces, said, “The community of veterans across the country fully endorses the stand taken by the chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force with regard to the recommendations of the seventh Central Pay Commission.”“It is the bias of bureaucrats against the armed forces and the blind eye turned by the political parties running the government which has led to this situation,” the veterans told reporters.“We constitute the largest share of employees and pensioners and we have no say in the decisions made by a handful of bureaucrats which are imposed on the armed forces,” they said.
No one has right to use derogatory language against a Dalit.
Chandigarh: Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday hit out at senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Virsa Singh Valtoha, saying no one has right to use “derogatory language” against a Dalit and demanded registration of an FIR against him. Amarinder also demanded his immediate arrest.No one has right to use derogatory language against a Dalit.
“ The language used by Valtoha is absolutely wrong. This is against the Constitution, against the law. A case must be registered against him and he must be arrested for using derogatory words,” he told reporters. The former Chief Minister was asked to comment on Congress MLA Tarlochan Soondh’s alleged act of hurling a shoe towards the ruling benches in the state Assembly on Wednesday in retaliation against the “derogatory language” used by Valtoha against members of his caste
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