Chandigarh, Apr 10 (UNI) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh should resign for compromising the interests of Punjab by being hand in glove with the BJP led central government in punishing the farmers of Punjab for protesting against the three Agricultural laws.
The SAD chief, who was addressing a press conference, when queried also disclosed that the Punjab and Haryana high court order quashing the SIT formed by the Congress government in the Kotkapura police firing case had made it clear that the Chief Minister was not interested in finding the guilty but was using the case to implicate the Badal family.
He said it was now clear that the SIT was formed to indulge in political vendetta.
“What we have been maintaining since day one that the entire investigation is being done with malicious intent has been proved. Capt Amarinder Singh took a oath to take action against those responsible for sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib but has played with the sentiments of the people by indulging in a political investigation and has wasted four years in this process,” he said.
Stating that the Chief Minister had sold off the interests of the State to the BJP, Mr Badal said “forget fighting for the rights of the State, Capt Amarinder does not even raise the issues affecting the people of the State with the central government”. He said the Chief Minister had time and again agreed with all the anti-farmer steps taken by the central government.
Asserting that the Chief Minister was afraid of the central government, he said the Kisan Andolan would not have started if Capt Amarinder had taken prompt action when the Agricultural Ordinances were being framed. He said at that time the Chief Minister was part of the committee in which the Ordinances were discussed. “Later when an opportunity arose to repeal the three Agricultural Acts in the Punjab assembly the chief minister proposed amendments in the Acts instead of rejecting them altogether”.
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