Shahkot Bye-poll: SAD seeks arrest of Congress candidate Laddi

May 10, 2018 11:59 PM

Shahkot – Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday alleged that the Congress was earning huge profits from illegal mining business, which was halting the party leaders from acting against Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia even after the registration of an FIR against him. SAD on Wednesday organised a massive rally to demonstrate strength in favour of Shahkot bye-poll candidate Naib Singh Kohar.

Addressing to a rally in Shahkot, Sukhbir said that not only Punjab Congress but the central Congress leadership is equally benefitted from illegal mining profits as Rahul Gandhi who is an authority to give tickets, is mum on this issue. “Congress has sold Shahkot bye-election ticket to the highest bidder. There were other candidates who lately opened up a front against Laddi, accusing him of illegal activities. Despite these allegations and registration of FIR against him, the Congress still chose him as the candidate for the byeelection,” said Sukhbir Badal.

He urged the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM)- cum-Electoral Registration Officer of Shahkot to arrest Laddi while filing his nomination papers. “It is a duty of an executive officer to arrest the person who is required by police, charged under non-bail able warrant,” he said. “Parminder Singh Bajwa is the same SHO to whom Punjab   government had announced honest officer a few months ago and now the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is saying that he is demented and mad cop after he registered FIR against the Congress candidate. This proves the support of Captain to illegal businesses,” alleged Badal.

Talking about the issue of history book syllabus, Sukhbir said that after facing protest from all corners of Punjab, finally the Chief Minister had to give in and now he has formed a committee to overview the syllabus. Prominent among those present on the occasion included BJP’s Punjab unit president Shwait Malik, former Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, SAD woman wing president Bibi Jagir Kaur, former Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa and many others.

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