All is apparently not well in Punjab Congress? It doesn’t appear to be the case as the state party chief Sunil Jakhar publically urged the Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to take action against Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders over drug trafficking charges or the party will face wrath of the people.
This public display of disappointment with the CM, who has resisted pressure from Congress leaders for action against Akalis citing lack of evidence, came a days after Jakhar left the CM office in Chandigarh on Wednesday in a huff without meeting him after being made to wait and deposit his phone with security.
The two were supposed to come face to face on Thursday at a government function in Rampura (Sangrur) where farmers from six district were given debt relief certificates as part of state’s debt waiver scheme, but Amarinder tweeted that he was forced to give a miss due to a last-minute glitch in his chopper.
Speaking at the function, a visibly agitated Jakhar said anger was simmering inside the people of Punjab over the lack of action against Akalis who have killed children of the people with drugs.
The Punjab Congress chief said he requests the CM to take action against Akalis or the party will face the wrath of the people.
Going further, Jakhar alleged that bureaucrats sympathetic to the Akalis were still there in the government and were not serving the people as required.
This statement comes a day after Jakhar was lead a delegation of legislators from Malwa region of the state to take up the issue of recent transfers of senior police officers with the CM. The legislators are upset over transfer of some police officers they consider upright even as some officers considered close to Akalis continue on plum postings.