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Feeble attempt to corner Joshi on double vote

chandigarh Updated: Mar 06, 2014 10:08 IST
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Punjab's Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Sunil Jakhar on Wednesday made a feeble attempt to corner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister Anil Joshi in the assembly on the issue of "double vote".

The lower court has issued notices to local bodies and medical education minister Joshi and eight of his relatives under the Representation of People (RP) Act, 1950.

Referring to the HT report about harsher sections applied in an identical case of Jalandhar, Jakhar questioned the different yardsticks.

Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal reminded the CLP leader that the issue was pending in the court and could not be discussed on the floor of the House. "My issue is equality before the law. Why an FIR was lodged against a common man facing a case similar to the minister's?" asked Jakhar.

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal interjected, wondering why both sides kept attacking each other, and said: "Law will take its own course."