Jalandhar: A fortnight after he was suspended, Jalandhar Cantonment MLA Olympian Pargat Singh on Friday sent a letter to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, asking that he was not informed about his suspension by the party leadership rather he learnt it from the media.
MLA Pargat released the letter to the media on Thursday and questioned SAD president Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal’s decision to suspend him without issuing a show cause notice. A copy of the letter was also forwarded to SAD core committee members.
In the letter, Pargat Singh lauded the visionary leadership qualities of CM Badal and compared Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal’s functioning with him.
Pargat shared that he did not receive any official letter from the SAD about his suspension from the party. “I consider the decision of the SAD president to announce my suspension as unconstitutional, illogical, non-serious and dictatorial. If raising people’s voice, who sent me to Vidhan Sabha was unconstitutional and a sin, then I accept this decision of sick mentality”, he said.
The Jalandhar Cantonment MLA also said that SAD party leadership has gone astray from its principle foundation laid in the year 1920. “SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal was destroying the very foundation of the party, as humility was a far word for him. The party (SAD), which made you CM for five terms was facing acute crisis today,”, he stated.
He also said that in the past some years, not only the foundation of SAD got a severe dent but the state government’s functioning was also under scanner. “Especially, issues like drugs mafia, corruption, land and sand mafia, unemployment and nepotism had affected the party’s image in public”, he added.
Further, appreciating CM Badal, Pargat said that had Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal learnt some basic tips of politics and humility from his father, SAD would not have faced such a crisis. “The Deputy CM has been relying on ‘Money and Muscle power’ show, as he was surrounded by people who were good for nothing. But, there were simmering voices of dissent within the party and if they were not addressed, it could lead to disaster for the SAD”, he said.
The MLA also raised the issue of ‘Panth politics’ and said that some people within the party at the helm of affairs were responsible for causing a huge damage to the system. “Infact the image of Punjabis across the national and international sphere has got a dent owing to the current system of politics”, Pargat maintained.
Lastly MLA Pargat lauded CM Badal and stated that he alone has the patience and acumen to hear such a disgruntled voice. “Whatever, I have mentioned in the letter was my voice of concern against the rotten system”, he shared.
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