The Punjab Congress on Saturday rubbished the allegations of land grabbing against Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa levelled by revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia.
In a press statement issued here, PPCC vice-president OP Soni, MLA Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Harpartap Singh Ajnala, Sukhjinder Raj Singh and Harminder Singh Gill claimed that Majithia had made a misleading statement on the land deals by Bajwa in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.
The Congress leaders said Bajwa was open to a judicial scrutiny of all land deals done by influential people in the periphery of Chandigarh. Bajwa had already offered a judicial inquiry into the sale of shamlat lands, they claimed.
Congressmen alleged that the SAD-BJP government had moved the Supreme Court to stall action on a report submitted by the Justice Kuldip Singh tribunal as it mentioned the names of members of the ruling party. The leaders demanded withdrawal of the Special Leave Petition from the Supreme Court.
The Congress leaders claimed that an independent inquiry into the sale of public properties at throwaway prices would expose the nexus behind them. The leaders also asked Majithia to have an inquiry done by a sitting judge of the Punjab and Haryana high court to probe all land deals by him and the Badal family.