Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday warned Punjab Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh that if he doesn’t remove Rana Gurjit Singh from cabinet for his involvement in land mining scam, the party will hold demonstrations in the state.
In a press statement, Aam Aadmi Party state co-president & MLA Aman Arora said that the recent e-auctions of sand mines have exposed involvement of cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh in multi-crore sand mining through benami transactions in the name of his employees. He said Congress Govt’s pre-poll claims that there would be no conflict of interest stands completely exposed as Rana heads the irrigation ministry.
Arora said that instead of taking any action against Rana Gurjit, government is hell bent upon saving him by appointing a single-judge commission to inquire the matter and the judge’s proximity to minister’s family is well known. He said that the inquiry is farce, pre-determined and a mere eye-wash and does not carry any relevance as the source of money or money trail has been kept out of the purview of the terms of reference of the commission, which further makes it totally toothless. He said AAP will continue to protest till the guilty are not punished and sand and gravel is made affordable.
Arora said that AAP and Lok Insaaf Party alliance will take the matter to the streets in case no action is taken by the government. He said AAP will start demonstrations in coming days at various places in Punjab. He added that Sukhpal Khaira, party’s Chief Whip & Sarabjit Kaur Manuke, deputy leader in Assembly will lead protest at Jalandhar on 5th June, Prof Sadhu Singh MP will lead protest at Faridkot on 8th, HS Phoolka & MLA Bains Brothers at Ludhiana on 9th, Party President Bhagwant Mann at Gurdaspur on 12th and Kanwar Sandhu & Amarjit Singh Sandoa, both MLAs will lead protests at Ropar on 14th June.
All protests will at Deputy Commissioner’s offices at 10 am. Arora said party MLA’s , party functionaries, office bearers and volunteers in large numbers will participate in these demonstrations against the loot of natural resources being carried out by corrupt politicians.
— PTC News