Bathinda member of parliament (MP) Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday hailed the decision of the Delhi high court to dismiss the plea of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, who was challenging a trial court order to frame charges against him in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case relating to the killing of six people in Sultanpuri, New Delhi.
In the city to release a grant for district welfare schemes, she termed the court's decision as 'historical' and alleged that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had presented a weak case against the offender at the behest of the Congress-led government.
Appreciating the judiciary for 'reading between the lines and initiating the required proceedings' against Kumar, she said, "The Congress party had tried to protect the killers of innocent people in the 1984 riots through CBI and other agencies, but has failed."
She also demanded the removal of photographs of the chief minister from 108 ambulances. Referring to the central government's decision to stop funding for the centrally-sponsored health services, the MP said it was the right of the state governments to get funding from the union government for development and other welfare schemes.
She directed the officers of the district to expedite the execution of development works in the Mansa-Bathinda belt, and assured the residents of early redress of their grievances.
"Laxity on the part of officers in carrying forward the government's directive to ensure proper execution of the schemes and programs will not be tolerated. Strict action will be taken against the erring officials," she added.