Congress seeks Badal's resignation
Congress demands the resignation of Parkash Singh Badal on "moral grounds" following his charge sheet in a disproportionate assets case.Updated: Mar 15, 2007 16:26 IST
Ahead of the assembly session in Punjab, Congress on Thursday demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on "moral grounds" following his charge sheet in a disproportionate assets case.
"The matter (details about Badal's alleged assets) has been sent to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) two months back. The ED is looking into Badal's assets abroad," former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said after a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Chandigarh.
He was also accompanied by CLP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal.
"The charge sheet filed against Badal only pertains to Rs 78 crore of disproportionate assets of the family in the country. The rest of the property is abroad," he said, adding that the trial of the case should be shifted outside Punjab.
He alleged that since assuming power, the Badal government has targeted Congress MLAs, party leaders and activists.
"The Congress MLAs and other leaders are falsely implicated," he said.
"The vindictive attitude towards political opponents adopted by the SAD-BJP combine government will not be tolerated.".
Singh said that the Congress would not accept politics of vendetta adopted by Badal, adding that it would raise the issue at all levels, including courts.
"We would like to warn the Punjab government not to resort to such methods against their political opponents," he said.
First Published: Mar 15, 2007 16:16 IST