Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday sought an inquiry by a sitting Supreme Court judge into Robert Vadras controversial land deals in Haryana.
Speaking to mediapersons following the Punjab State Level Bankers Committee meeting on Tuesday,Badal said: This (Vadra-DLF land deals) is in front of you. Let there be an inquiry by a sitting Supreme Court judge (in it).
Asked about illegal mining,Badal said the government was ready for an inquiry into the matter provided similar probes are carried out in other states as well. If (Centre) wants to look into it (illegal sand mining) we have no objection. But there is no illegal sand mining taking place in Punjab, he asserted.
Asked about Union Minister and Ludhiana MP Manish Tewaris statement that a team from the Union Environment Ministry will look into reports of illegal sand mining in Punjab,Badal said: There is no positive role (played by Manish Tewari) for Punjab. One should bring funds from the Centre for the development of the state.
Criticising the Congress for playing negative politics on his sangat darshans,Badal said that the head of the state,it was within his jurisdiction to get a complaint redressal system in place for the people. Earlier,while chairing the a meeting of bankers,he asked the banks to play a pro-active role in the states mission for promotion of diversification of crops.