Targeting guns at the Badals, Dera Baba Nanak MLA Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Wednesday said that Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia was being shielded by his close relatives who are enjoying supreme power in state as well as the Centre.
He said that being the brother-in-law of the deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal, Majithia has remained totally insulated from the investigations into the drugs racket, in which his name had cropped up. He also accused his sister, Union minister Harsimrat Badal of shielding him by putting pressure on the ED officials.
Taking example of former minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur, who was sacked by the CM after the name of his son surfaces in a similar scandal, he said, "Now even when the whole matter is crystal clear and Majithia is being named repeatedly by those already arrested, why is CM not sacking Majithia? Why double standards for his own Ministers?" he asked.
Randhawa said that the drive by Punjab Police against drugs was a total eye wash and has totally failed in its objectives.
"Akali-BJP government has not arrested a single kingpin but has been harrassing the poor addicts who are actually the victims of this menace. The stand of BJP on the drugs issue is also completely out of sync as they have been hands in glove with the Akalis in this crime. After looting and abusing for 7 years, now suddenly their conscience seems to have woken up," he said.
He said that people of Punjab are not naive and they understand the gimmick of the BJP leaders who have suddenly woken up from a deep slumber. He said that the BJP's stand is totally opportunistic.
Randhawa also asked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately seek resignation from Harsimrat Badal.