Amarinder takes exception to SDM’s ‘protocol breach’

  • HT Correspondent, None, Amritsar
  • Updated: Sep 16, 2014 21:25 IST

Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh has taken a strong exception to the “breach of protocol” by Fatehgarh Sahib SDM Pooja Syal Grewal while dealing with his party MLA Kuljit Singh Nagra.

“Do not try to play utra-loyalists to the Akalis but do your job dutifully as you have to account for everything in the new regime that is not too far,” he warned the officers who were doing the bidding of some Akali leaders.

In a statement issued here on Tuesday, the former chief minister felt that the Vidhan Sabha speaker must take a suo motu notice of the incident and summon the SDM concerned for “breach of privileges of an elected legislator”. He said if this was the behaviour of officers with the elected representatives, what would be the plight of the common man.

Amarinder said the officers must know and understand that while dealing with the elected representatives of people they must maintain certain protocol as they were accountable to people.

“Just because someone belongs to the party that is not in power does not mean the officers should resort to behaviour unbecoming of them,” he observed while warning such officials who were trying to “prove their loyalty” to the SAD-BJP government.

Rubbishing the allegations by the SDM that the Congerss MLA from Fatehgarh Sahib used foul language, Amarinder said everyone knew that Nagra is a responsible representative of the people. Moreover, Nagra is also a senior party leader working as national secretary of the Congress, he added.

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