Akali leader and former Congress minister Avtar Singh Brar on Wednesday asked Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa to introspect on his family background before starting any campaign against the state government in league with druglord Jagdish Bhola.
In a statement here, Brar alleged that it was a commonly held view in the Majha region that Bajwa's family was known to be involved in land-grab and brazen lawless activities.
He said Bajwa's brother Fateh Jang Singh Bajwa had been interrogated by the Punjab Police during the days of militancy.
Stating that Bajwa's "nefarious activities" had been disclosed in detail by former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh in a letter to party president Sonia Gandhi, the SAD leader said: "Amarinder had first-hand knowledge about Bajwa's activities because of inputs received from the intelligence agency during his tenure as chief minister."
"It is ironic that the Congress high command has chosen a person who had been accused of being hand in glove with the drug mafia in Punjab to lead the state party unit," Brar added.