Leader of the Opposition in Punjab assembly Sunil Jakhar on Monday seconded the demand of Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa for a CBI probe into the drug racket.
“We are unanimous in our demand that the investigation should be handed over to the CBI and monitored by the Punjab and Haryana high court or the Supreme Court,” Jakhar said. He, however, refused to comment on the stand of deputy leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Capt Amarinder Singh, who has opposed the demand for handing the probe to the CBI and has not demanded Majithia’s resignation so far. “CM Badal will not make Majithia resign if the Captain asks him to,” Jakhar said.
Capt supports no-trust motion
Amarinder, in a statement, hailed the CLP decision to bring the no-confidence motion against the Akali-BJP government saying it had lost the confidence of the people and had no right to stay in power anymore.
Asking the BJP to go beyond its symbolic dissent against the government, he said, “The party should not just make hollow statements. This is the time to practise what you preach and support the Congress on the no-confidence motion. If you fail to do so, you will stand exposed that you say one thing and do quite another and you are greedily sticking to power. It will be in the fitness of things for Badal to make a graceful exit right away rather than being shown the door with more skeletons certain to tumble out from his government’s cupboard,” Amarinder said.