- STRONG ACTION AGAINST THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR HOOCH TRAGEDY ‘ON’
Chandigarh, August 3:
The SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal seems to be suffering from selective amnesia while asking the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh to step down owning moral responsibility for the spurious liquor tragedy that left over 100 people dead. These views were expressed here today in a press communiqué by the Health & Family Welfare and Labour Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu.
“Did you step down when the eternal Guru of the Sikhs, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji was sacrileged. You didn’t bat even an eyelid while ordering firing on the innocent protestors who in a peaceful manner, were demanding action against those responsible for sacrilege. Did you feel ashamed when you got the Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim forgiven for the heinous crime of donning the uniform like that of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.?” Asked the Minister to Sukhbir.
Castigating the SAD President further, Mr. Sidhu said that the crime story of Sukhbir doesn’t ends here. The ex Deputy CM didn’t threw his brother in law Bikram Singh Majithia out of the cabinet despite being in full knowledge of latter’s dealings with the drug peddlers whereas another akali minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur was given the boot. And the SAD calls itself the ‘Panthic Party’ with Sukhbir and other members of Badal clan lone custodians of Sikh Panth, quipped the Congress leader.
Calling the visit of Sukhbir to Tarntaran District and Muchhal village in Amritsar to meet the families of the victims, a mere eyewash and shedding crocodile tears, the Minister said that did Sukhbir ever cared to visit the families of the two youths who were killed in the police firing. And at that time, Sukhbir was holding the Home portfolio under whose control the State Police functions.
The Cabinet Minister further added that the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in keeping with his holy commitment with the people of Punjab, has ordered crackdown on those involved in the spurious liquor trade including the kingpin Balwinder Kaur. The erring officials of the excise and police department have been suspended besides huge quantities of ‘Lahan’ and illicit liquor have also been seized and nobody would be spared the rod as per the promise of the Chief Minister.