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Sukhbir announces boycott of inquiry commissions

By Bhupinder Singh

March 13, 2018

Lehragaga (Sangrur) –  Terming Justice Ranjit Singh Inquiry Commission, probing incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib, and Justice Mehtab Singh Gill Inquiry Commission, probing false cases registered during 10 years of SAD-BJP regime, as fraud commissions’, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal announced boycott of both the Commissions on Monday.

At a ‘Pol Khol’ rally, organised by the SAD at Lehragaga, on Monday, Sukhbir said that Justice Ranjit Singh Inquiry Commission is a Congress Commission while Justice Ranjit Singh (retd) was a proven Congressman. He said the SAD had decided that they would not respond the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission and would boycott the Commissions of Justice Ranjit Singh (retd) and Justice Mehtab Singh Gill (retd) because both are friends of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

Sukhbir further said that they would abide or listen to or participate in the inquiry commission, headed by sitting judge of Supreme Court, but not of such fraud commissions. To a question, he said that everyone wanted investigations into sacrilege cases, this was the reason that when they were in government they had gave the sacrilege cases to the CBI, the top investigation agency in the country. Regarding registration of false cases, he said that false cases were being registered in Congress’ regime.

Sukhbir said that Captain Amarinder Singh had got power by telling lies to the people that he would eliminate drugs from the state in a month, but now he was silent on the issue after defaming Punjabi youths, dubbing them as drug addicts during elections. He also said that now Congressmen were taking over truck unions, despite a ban on all such unions. Besides, the Congressmen had also been imposing ‘goonda tax’ at many places in the state. He said the ‘Pol Khol’ rallies had been receiving an overwhelming response though out the state from the people as there was a great resentment against the state government because he had not fulfilled promises made to the people.

Sukhbir said that Congress leaders were misleading people, saying that the state had no money for development and welfare schemes. Besides, Captain Amarinder Singh had been claiming that his government had given jobs to 1.6 lakh people in a year, but no one believes his statement as Punjabis are not fools, he added. SAD secretary general Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa said that Amarinder had stopped all welfare schemes, which had been started by Badal government. He said even World Kabbadi Cup had also been discontinued by the current regime.