How much wealth is too much, Mr Badal, asks Warring

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 09, 2015 22:19 IST

Indian Youth Congress (IYC) president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring on Saturday criticised Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal for asserting himself and defending the spread of his business empire while being in government.

"Sukhbir does not even know how much wealth is too much for him. His process of thinking is dangerous for the very existence of a free and equal opportunity in an enterprise," Warring said in a statement here, in context with Sukhbir's interview in the Hindustan Times published on Saturday.

"By openly admitting his varied interests in different enterprises, Sukhbir has confessed that his sole objective on being in politics is to do business, and accumulate personal wealth," Warring alleged.

Criticising Sukhbir for pointing fingers at the wealth of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Warring said the mother-son duo were selfless public figures open to all kinds of public scrutiny. "Let Sukhbir mobilise his political allies to unearth even an iota of misappropriated assets of both mother and son," he said.

"Every single person in Punjab knows how corruption mushroomed under the Badals," Warring said, adding that the Badals were exonerated in the disproportionate assets case due to witnesses and investigation officers turning hostile under pressure.

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