Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa lashed out at the Badals during the Congress workers' dharna against revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia at Subash Market in Bathinda on Friday.
Addressing the party workers during the dharna, he alleged that the people of the state are living under constant threat and fear for their lives due to the political shelter being given to criminals by revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia.
Bajwa alleged that lust for money and power has made all the members of the Badal family insensitive and inhuman. He said that chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh were doing irreparable damage to Punjab by their acts of omission and commission. He said Bhagvad Gita has precisely defined the mindset of Badals in one of its axioms 'Hell has three gates: lust, anger, and greed'.
He said that Badal had closed his eyes to the ground realities and he has no concern with the swelling drug mafia. "The Chief Minister is shielding the big fish involved in drug mafia. If CBI probe is ordered into the drug scam, majority of Akali Dal ministers would be in the dock," he added.
The Congresss chief said that Punjab Police were working under tremendous political pressure and they are not capable of investigating the multi-crore drug scam which has its tentacles spread to other states and countries.
He said that deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal was wasting public funds on useless exercise of holding events like Progressive Punjab Investment Summit, agriculture summit, technical education summit and NRI sammelans.
Bajwa said that a sum of around Rs 3 crore was spent on the investment summit and as much amount is earmarked for the agriculture summit.
He said that Sukhbir Badal had said that MoUs involving a total investment of over Rs 65000 crore in the state had been signed but when the Congress demanded the related information under the RTI Act, departments concerned did not give any information on the status of MoUs.
Others who spoke on the occasion included PPCC general secretary Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu, DCC Bathinda (rural) president Gura Singh Tungwali, MLA Sadhu Singh Dharamsot Gurpreet Singh Kangar; PPCC vice presidents Jasbir Singh Dimpa and Harminder Singh Jassi and Bathinda Lok Sabha Youth Congress president Khushbaz Singh Jatana.