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AAP burns effigies of Captain, Rajpura MLA for promoting drug trafficking in the state

December 09, 2020 09:22 PM

Groa times service

Chandigarh, 9 December 2020
The AAP Punjab on Wednesday said that the accused in the illegal liquor factory unearthed in Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh's district town Rajpura had links with Congress MLA Hardial Kamboj from Rajpura, MLA Madanlal Jalalpur from Ghanour and the Chief Minister's wife and MP from Patiala Preneet Kaur.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today staged a protest at Tahliwala Chowk in Rajpura and burnt the effigies of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh. Hundreds of Aam Aadmi Party workers gathered on the occasion and chanted slogans against the state government, adding that Capt. Amarinder Singh, who had made tall promises before the elections, was now playing into the hands of drug smugglers.
Speaking on the occasion Aam Aadmi Party State General Secretary Harchand Singh Bursat and State Treasurer Nina Mittal said that due to political patronage extended to the drug traffickers had been wreaking havoc on the lives of the people of Punjab by selling spurious liquor and drugs without any fear of the law. He alleged that the ruling Congress MLAs were openly helping the drug smugglers under the patronage of chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh. Barsat said that Capt Amarinder, who had made tall promises to end drug smuggling in the state in weeks after assuming power, added that he had been extending patronage to drug and liquor mafias in the state.
AAP leaders said that yet another illegal liquor factory was unearthed from Rajpura last night, and the accused Deepesh Kumar Grover and Karaj Singh who were arrested were both close associates of Congress MLAs from Rajpura Hardial Kamboj, Ghanour MLA Madanlal and Patiala MP Preneet Kaur. He said that earlier also illicit liquor factories were busted at Rajpura, Mandi Gobindgarh and other places in Punjab in which the names of same accused had cropped up, which clearly indicated that Congress MLAs and leaders were promoting illegal liquor mafia in the state.
The AAP leaders said that even dring the lockdown, illegal liquor factories were busted at Rajpura in which Deepesh Grover's name had cropped up, who was currently on bail. The government did not take any action against its blue eyed boys loyal to it. Even after being caught in the liquor smuggling case, photos of Nirbhaya Kamboj Milti, son of Rajpura MLA Hardial Kamboj, Deepesh Kumar Grover, they were seen participating in the ongoing farmers' dharna, which made the point clear that the accused had the backing of their political masters.
Talking about the photos of the accused with Congress state president Sunil Jakhar and Chief Minister's OSD Sandeep Sandhu, the AAP leaders said that liquor smugglers were being encouraged by those in power. The AAP leaders said that Captain Amarinder Singh, who had promised to eradicate the menace of drugs in the presence of by Sri Gutka Sahib before the elections was offering cover to the drug smugglers. The leaders said that had Captain taken n strict against the accused behind the liquor factories busted at Rajpura, hundreds of precious lives lost by the consumption of spurious liquor in the Majha area could have been saved.
The AAP leaders said that the CM lacked courage to take action against the Congress MLAs and their OSDs who were encouraging drug traffickers in the state, demanding he should immediately resign as Chief Minister. The AAP leaders said that Capt. Amarinder had promised to set up government corporation in the state, which had remained unfulfilled promise till date.
The AAP leaders said that they were demanding the government to take action against them through staging a protest dharna today and if Capt. Amarinder Singh failed to take any action against the Congress MLAs and leaders, the Aam Aadmi Party would gherao the Capt. Amarinder Singh's royal palace.
Others present on the occasion were district I ncharge Nek Chand Sharma, Jasbir Singh, District Secretary Harish Narula, Dr. Balvir Singh, Dev Mann, Kundan Gogia, Preeti Malhotra, Amrik Bangar, Deepak Sood, Angrez Singh, Navtej Singh Prince, Swaranjit Singh, Pradeep Garg, Sandeep Bandhu. Gurpreet Sandhu, Vicky Ghanour, Khushwant Sharma, Sanjeev Gupta, Surinder Singla, Swaran Singh, Gurpreet Mohli, Capt. Shamsher Singh, Bant Singh, Simranpreet Singh, Madan Gopal, John Masih, Puneet Budhiraja, Ashok Bangar, Amit Vicky, Varinder Singh, Raghbir Singh Gopalpur, Sushil Kumar, Rajinder Mohan, Jaswinder Rimpa, Rajveer Singh, Anarjit Singh Bhatia, Kewal Singh Bawa, Harinder Singh Dablan, Dinesh Mehta, Kashmir Singh, Islam Ali, Sikander Singh, Krishan Kumar, Gurwinder Singh Bagga and Sharanjit Singh Dhillon.

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