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Badal destroyed Punjab’s case deliberately, says AAP’s Khaira

punjab Updated: Nov 13, 2016 15:35 IST
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Parkash Singh Badal

Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira.(HT Photo)

Slamming chief minister and his party Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira said, “Parkash Singh Badal and his party Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) preferred to fight their most sensitive and vital legal battle over the SYL in the Supreme Court, with the help of a Haryanvi advocate Ashok Aggarwal.” In a press conference, AAP leader alleged that it is a matter of record that Ashok Aggarwal, now advocate general (AG) Punjab, is a close aide of the Chautala family who not only represented them as a counsel but was also appointed AG of Haryana during the tenure of Om Parkash Chautala as chief minister. It is a matter of shame that the so called ‘panthic’ government cannot find even a single Sikh or a Punjabi legal luminary, to head the state as AG, said Khaira. Khaira alleged, “Aggarwal has acted on the directions of his Haryana bosses to weaken the case of Punjab over the SYL issue, as it is the AG who finalises every minute detail of the legal team in the Supreme Court.” AAP leader also disclosed that AG Aggarwal has once again chosen Haryanvi lawyers in the three-membered sub-committee appointed by him to advise the government on the SYL as both Vinod Bhardwaj and Kamal Sehgal currently law officers with the Punjab also belong to Haryana. He dared SAD government to come forward and deny the facts or else tender a public apology.