Chandigarh, May 26
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab Chief Spokesperson Malwinder Singh Kang, reacting to statements by congress leaders and allegations of corruption against each other, said that former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and former deputy chief minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa have been accusing each other for several days, but no one has presented any evidence of corruption against the other. If they have evidence of corruption against former government ministers, they should make it public.
Kang questioned the former Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister in a press conference at the party headquarters on Thursday, saying that the AAP government’s Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann took immediate action in the matter of his own minister’s corruption. Mann fired his minister and imprisoned him right away. Why didn’t Captain and Randhawa act on the evidence they had against their ministers?
Kang said that PPCC President and former transport minister Amarinder Singh Raja warring and former finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal, both had also said that there was rampant corruption in their departments, but the previous governments did nothing about it. This is a very serious matter and in the interest of Punjab, so instead of blaming each other, Captain and Randhawa should hand over the evidence of corruption to the Punjab Police. The administration will take swift and severe action against those who are corrupt.
Kang said that Captain Amarinder Singh calls himself a patriot. If he really is a pro-Punjab leader, then instead of doing politics of accusation and blame, he should cooperate with Mann government in their campaign to make Punjab corruption-free state and share whatever information he has about graft. In Mann government, if evidence of corruption is found against anyone, whether the current minister-MLA or former minister, then they will not be spared. He added that Mann government’s ‘Operation Corruption-free Punjab’ will continue and strict action will be taken against all the corrupt people.