Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) member of Parliament (MP) Prem Singh Chandumajra has criticised Punjab BJP president Kamal Sharma for going public in seeking the resignation of revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia following the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summons to the latter in the drug racket.
Talking to mediapersons here, Chandumajra said the BJP was a coalition partner of the SAD and its state president had every right to express his opinion on any issue and make any demand on 'internal' platforms. However, going to the media to seek the minister's resignation and supporting the Opposition's demand cannot be justified, he said.
He said people of the state had given the joint responsibility to the SAD and the BJP to serve the state and it was the duty of both parties to respects the feelings of the people, who wanted peace, development, employment and a drug-free state.
"The SAD-BJP alliance is in power both at the Centre and in the state and we must take advantage of the same. We should not do anything by coming under the influence of false propaganda of the Opposition," Chandumajra said.
The Anandpur Sahib MP said the SAD would bring the matter to the notice of the BJP high command.
In reply to a question, he said Majithia had no need to tender his resignation, adding that those seeking it should not set a wrong precedent.
He said drug racket accused Jagdish Bhola had levelled allegations against the government which had arrested him. If Bhola's allegations are accepted to be true, no government would arrest any criminal due to fear, Chandumajra added.