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Maluka case: Harsimrat advises Cong to first get their house in order

Reacting to the demand by the Congress seeking resignation of education minister Sikander Singh Maluka in the recent book scam, Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday promised an inquiry into the scam, advising the Congress to first have its house in order.

punjab Updated: May 26, 2013 21:48 IST
HT Correspondent

Reacting to the demand by the Congress seeking resignation of education minister Sikander Singh Maluka in the recent book scam, Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday promised an inquiry into the scam, advising the Congress to first have its house in order.


Harsimrat said, "They should talk about the corrupt leaders of their party who stand exposed. The recent dismissal of Pawan Kumar Bansal and Ashwani Kumar from the union cabinet is a case in point. The 2G and coal scams require due attention of the Punjab Congress, who are silent on these. An appropriate investigation will be done in the book scam and the guilty will be punished."

Harsimrat inaugurated two bridges at a cost of Rs 75 lakh each on the Kotla branch canal at Bhaini Bhaga and Kotli Kalan villages in Mansa district.

Addressing a gathering after the inauguration, Harsimrat said the government would try its best to develop Mansa on all fronts.

Commenting on the alleged shoddy functioning of the UPA government at the Centre, Harsimrat said, "It is unfortunate that in spite of a Sikh Prime Minister, the interest and rights of Punjab have not been taken care of. People have realised the anti-people policies of the Congress and intend to discard it soon. Because of its programmes and policies, the SAD-BJP combine will also win the next parliamentary elections in the state."

Earlier, speaking at a function organised by the Brahmin Sabha to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Parshuram, Harsimrat said it is the need of the hour that we should follow the teachings of Lord Parshuram and inculcate mutual love, understanding and trust.

Harsimrat also inaugurated the 30-bed community health centre at Balianwali village in Bathinda district.

Appreciating the decision of the Australian government of allowing Sikhs to wear a small kirpan, Harsimrat thanked it saying she would visit Australia on May 29 to express her gratitude.