‘Unfortunate’: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh takes exception to Governor summoning state’s CS, DGP


Singh stated that Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore fell for the BJP’s diversionary ways and summoned his officers moderately than searching for a direct report from him as Punjab’s residence minister

File Image of Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh.

Chandigarh: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday took robust exception to the state Governor summoning the highest officers to clarify the regulation and order scenario within the state as a substitute of searching for a report on it instantly from him as residence minister. Amarinder Singh additionally stated it was unlucky that the Governor bowed to BJP’s antics.

The chief minister was reacting to Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore summoning the Punjab chief secretary and police chief to query them on the alleged regulation and order issues within the state, amid “sporadic” incidents of harm to cellular towers, in keeping with a authorities assertion.

Notably, Badnore had on 30 December determined to summon the state’s chief secretary and the Director-General of Police whereas taking a critical observe of vandalism of over 1,600 cellular towers throughout the on-going farmers’ protest.

Reacting to Governor Badnore’s summons to the state’s high officers, Singh stated the BJP’s propaganda on the collapse of regulation and order within the state is nothing greater than a tactic to divert consideration from the farm legal guidelines subject and the resultant farmers’ agitation.

If the Governor however had any issues on the regulation and order scenario, he ought to have taken up the matter instantly with him because the custodian of the Home portfolio, stated the chief minister.

Alleging that Badnore had bowed to the antics of the BJP and terming it as unlucky, the chief minister stated it took only a day for the Governor to react to the state BJP management’s grievance of purported regulation and order collapse in Punjab.

This was in sharp distinction to the extended delay in sending to the President the state modification payments, handed by all political events (barring the BJP) within the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, for assent, the chief minister rued.

Singh additionally slammed the state BJP management for allegedly including gas to the fireplace, with their irresponsible statements, within the already surcharged environment triggered by the draconian farm legal guidelines.

He termed it a vicious game-plan of the social gathering to undermine the peaceable agitation of the farmers by terming a number of minor incidents of harm to some cellular towers as a regulation and order drawback.

“These damaged towers can be, and are being repaired, but what about the lives of the farmers lost in the bitter cold at Delhi borders, where they continue to fight for their rights amid total apathy from the BJP-led government at the Centre?” requested the CM.

He expressed shock alleging that not a single BJP chief had expressed any concern over the deaths of protesting farmers, together with suicide by some.

“The lost lives cannot be recovered,” he stated, asking the Punjab BJP leaders to cease politicising a peaceable agitation with their ill-conceived feedback.

“Instead of the slandering of the farmers with terms like ‘Naxalites’, ‘Khalistanis’ etc, the BJP should press their central leadership in the government of India to heed the voice of the ‘annadaatas‘ and revoke the black farm laws that were threatening the livelihood and future of the farming community.

“At a time when the very existence of our farmers is at stake, the BJP leaders are busy indulging in petty politics and in addition dragging the Constitutional workplace of the Governor into their unsavoury agenda,” he added.

Amarinder also mocked the BJP Punjab unit’s allegations of assault on democracy in Punjab by the Congress, calling it a shameless act of the pot calling the kettle black.

“A celebration that has nearly destroyed each single democratic establishment within the nation has no enterprise calling anybody else undemocratic,” he said.

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