Punjab leader of opposition Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday demanded an emergency session of the Vidhan Sabha to discuss the “deteriorating law-and-order situation in the state”.
“Criminals roam free under the patronage of politicians and police. Every day businessmen, preachers, politicians, and industrialists are being murdered or kidnapped. The chief minister and the deputy CM should call an emergency session,” Channi claimed in his statement issued here.
He asked state cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia to withdraw his Thursday’s remarks about Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi (that his elevation as Congress president would sink the party ). “The Congress under Rahul Gandhi is going to teach the Akalis, Majithia in particular, a lesson in the 2017 Punjab assembly elections,” he said.
“Majithia was made minister over senior Akali leaders because he is brother-in-law of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal. He needs to only walk incognito in Amritsar to know people’s true opinion of him,” said Channi.