Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Tuesday that if Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Partap Singh Bajwa really wanted to protest in support of his demand for a CBI probe into the drug racket, "he should sit on a hunger strike for 15 days, instead of making it rotational. With this, he will lose weight also."
Sukhbir said Bajwa should also take tips from social activist Anna Hazare before going on a hunger strike. Rubbishing the Congress demand for a CBI inquiry into the drug racket, Sukhbir said the PPCC president was making this demand to derail the ongoing campaign of the Punjab Police against drug mafia. "We would not let their nefarious designs succeed," he added.
The deputy CM was interacting with mediapersons here after the installation of Barjinder Singh Brar as chairman, Punjab Health Systems Corporation.
He said the Congress-led UPA government had extended the special industrial package to adjoining states (Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand) with an eye on the Lok Sabha elections.
Replying a query regarding impact of Apex Court judgment regarding commutation of death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi assassins on the case of Prof. Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar, Badal said that he was hopeful of positive outcome as SGPC had already taken up this issue with the President of India.
Prominent among others present on the occasion were Bikram Singh Majithia, revenue and public relations minister; Surjit Kumar Jyani, health minister; MLAs Tota Singh and Daljit Singh Cheema; Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal, adviser to the chief minister; district planning committee chairperson Amanjot Kaur Ramoowalia; and former MLA Ujjagar Singh Badali.