AAP MLAs reach out to aggrieved families to offer their condolences, slam Captain Govt
Batala, August 1
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab senior leader and MLA from Kotkapura Kultar Singh Sandhwan and Garhshankar MLA Jai Krishan Singh Rouri have blamed the government-sponsored liquor mafia for the horrific tragedy caused by spurious liquor, holding the Captain Amarinder Singh Government squarely responsible.
AAP MLAs Kultar Singh Sandhwan and Jai Krishan Singh Rouri on Friday visited the victims’ families in Batala to offer their condolences.
‘Interacting with the media after offering condolences, Kultar Singh Sandhwan and Jai Krishan Singh Rouri said that there was no law and order machinery worth the name in Punjab, adding that due to the ‘jungle rule’ all across the state, innocent lives were lost due to the presence of liquor mafia, holding the who’s who of the ruling party, police and civil administration, as also the Chief Minister’s office responsible for the sorry state of affairs.
AAP MLAs have demanded immediate resignation of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh for having failed to pre-empting such tragedies occurring in Punjab.
The AAP leaders also demanded a high level and time-bound probe into the tragedy that took place in Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Batala (Gurdaspur) districts under the supervision of a sitting judge of the High Court, besides a compensation of Rs. 20 lakh and a government job to eligible member of the families.
Sandhwan and Rouri also demanded registration of ‘murder’ cases against those responsible so as to send out a strong message to the liquor mafia calling the shots under the protective patronage of political masters, officials and middlemen, et al.