Punjab Congress spokesman Sukhpal Khaira, on Sunday, urged chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to dismiss revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia from the state council of ministers in the wake of the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) move to quiz him in the Bhola drug racket case.
"Badal must immediately dismiss Majithia from the cabinet to allow an impartial probe into the serious issue of drug trafficking that is wrecking the lives of the youth in the state," Khaira said at a press conference here.
He also accused the chief minister, deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal and Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini of "willfully protecting and shielding" Majithia despite Jagdish Bhola publicly accusing the minister of involvement in the Rs 6,000-crore drug racket.
Khaira said the Badals had built a frivolous argument that they could not seek Majithia's resignation merely on accusations made by Bhola, a criminal, adding that they had often dared people and political parties to provide sufficient evidence against the revenue minister.
"We are of the firm opinion that since the ED, one of the premier investigating agencies of India, has summoned Majithia, the Badals cannot run away from their promise of action against him," he said.
Khaira said since the BJP led the government at the Centre, the Badals could not dub it a tool of the Congress anymore.