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AAP’s Sukhpal Khaira praises Amarinder govt’s moves to depoliticise civil, police admn in Punjab

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Monday praised Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s initiatives to depoliticise civil and police administration, scrap ‘halqa in-charge’ system, ban red beacons and do away with the foundation stone ceremonies.

punjab Updated: Apr 19, 2017 19:03 IST
HT Correspondent
Aam Aadmi Party leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira
Aam Aadmi Party leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira(HT File Photo)

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Monday praised Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s initiatives to depoliticise civil and police administration, scrap ‘halqa in-charge’ system, ban red beacons and do away with the foundation stone ceremonies.

Khaira, chief whip of the principal opposition party in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, said the previous SAD government had completely and shamelessly politicised the civil and police administrative mechanism of the state, grossly misusing the police to settle personal scores with their political opponents.

“Capt Amarinder appears to have made up his mind to put an end to all such unconstitutional measures and to depoliticise civil and police administration of the state. A few occurrences in the past few days are indicative of this positive change,” he said in a written statement, listing a minister’s public apology for “misbehaving” with a school principal and action against close aides of a Congress MLA for assaulting a journalist as examples.

However, the AAP leader urged the chief minister to reconsider the appointments of a large number of advisers, officers on special duty (OSDs), which will not only burden the already devastated public exchequer but also amount to overriding the existing top-heavy executive of the state.