Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary Tarun Chugh on Wednesday demanded resignation of Punjab chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi for patronising his family members in clandestine sand mining in the state.
In a statement, Chugh said the ED raids have established that the Congress has been running sand mafias in the state under the nose of the chief minister.
Chugh debunked the chief minister’s argument that it was Centre’s vendetta saying that the case was registered in 2018 after due inquiry
when the Congress was in power at the Centre.
The ED has only completed an investigation in a long-standing case. Chugh said recovery of Rs 10 crore from CM’s nephew clearly proved that he continued recklessly in illegal sand mining for so long. He said it was known all over the state that the Congress government has
been patronising liquor and sand mafias in Punjab. The chief minister should own the moral responsibility of the case and resign from his post, Chugh demanded.