The BJP on Friday took a dig at deputy leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh, terming Congress leaders Rana Gurjit, Chaudhary Santokh Singh and Amrinder Raja Warring as Amarinder’s men embroiled in drug and liquor businesses.
“What message does the Captain intend to give to the people of Punjab by presenting people like Rana, Raja and Chaudhary as his mascots for inspiration at his rally against drugs in Amritsar on January 22?” BJP national secretary Tarun Chugh said in a statement here.
Chugh criticised Rana, a liquor baron, for being named as a coordinator for the Congress rally.
“It would be more appropriate for Amarinder to also ensure the presence of Jalandhar MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh and All India Youth Congress president Raja Warring at the rally,” Chugh said, pointing out that Chaudhary Santokh Singh was facing the probe by the Enforcement Directorate for his alleged transactions in the diary of one of the accused in the drug racket. Chugh accused Raja Warring of having links with drug dealer Gurlal Singh.
Terming the proposed rally by Amarinder as a drama to browbeat the Congress high command and snub PPCC chief Partap Singh Bajwa, Chugh said, “The BJP has no problem with Capt Amarinder Singh’s strategy to challenge the AICC and PPCC and get the issue of leadership resolved as it is an internal matter of the Congress, but it won’t allow the likes of Amarinder to claim credit for a non-existent fight against drugs.”