Punjab

Congress' Sukhpal Khaira advises Raja Warring 'not to waste energy of cadre for one person'

Punjab Congress MLA's remarks come amid protest by party workers in support of Bharat Bhushan Ashu

By Jasleen Kaur -- August 27, 2022 1:25 pm -- Updated:August 27, 2022 2:54 pm

Mohali, August 27: Amid indefinite protest launched by the Congress in support of former Cabinet minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu in front of the Vigilance office in Ludhiana, party MLA Sukhpal Khaira on Saturday advised PPCC chief Raja Warring "not to waste energy of the party cadre for any one person".

Taking to his Twitter handle, Congress MLA Sukhpal Khaira said there were several other key issues such as sacrilege, farmer suicides, waterlogging, lumpy skin disease in Punjab. "We should not use the energy of the party cadre to defend any one person," he asked.

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Reacting to this, Raja Warring said "advice should not be given without asking". The PPCC chief said he had already been raising the issue of water for farmers.

Notably, Raja Warring has opened a front to save Bharat Bhushan Ashu from the Vigilance. Ashu is also the working head of the party. Earlier, they had gheraoed the Vigilance Office in Chandigarh. However, when Bharat Bhushan Ashu was arrested by the Vigilance from Ludhiana in the tender scam, Raja warring Ludhiana at midnight and launched a dharna in in front of the vigilance office.

Earlier, Chief Judicial Magistrate Sumit Makkar had remanded former Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu in police custody till August 27, which ends on Saturday.

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The Punjab Vigilance Bureau had arrested Congress leader Bharat Bhushan Ashu in the tender scam.  He was arrested from a salon in Ludhiana.

-PTC News

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