Phoolka was reacting to a statement issued by four Congress ministers that his resignation from the state Assembly was a stunt aimed at hogging the public limelight amidst his “dwindling political presence” in the state.
Phoolka told the Speaker that he had resigned in October 2018 and in the following months he had met the Speaker and given him the resignation in the format required. Yet no decision has been taken till date on his resignation.
The SGPC polls are usually organised five years after the appointment of the chief commissioner, gurdwara elections. The last time these polls were held was in 2011, when 157 of a total 170 seats were won by the SAD-Sant Samaj alliance.
Phoolka has issued an appeal and wants people to vote for Punjabi Ekta Party (PEP) candidate Paramjit Kaur Khalra from Khadoor Sahib and Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) candidate Manwinder Singh Gyaspura from Fatehgarh Sahib. Both parties are part of Punjab Democratic Alliance (PDA).
Phoolka, who represents Dakha assembly constituency near Ludhiana said that he will send his resignation to the Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha and a copy of the same to the Election Commission of India at Delhi on Friday.
The unanimous resolution of Punjab Vidhan Sabha for setting up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the desecration and firing incidents was a sacrosanct directive, which the government was fully committed to implementing, the statement pointed out.
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Advocate H.S. Phoolka on Monday expressed displeasure over CBI's slow proceedings to bring the perpetrators of 1984 sikh riots to justice, saying that the investigation team had filed the closure report against Jagdish Tytler three times. Phoolka added that 31 years have passed and the CBI still needs time to investigate the matter. Phoolka said that CBI SP has been granted two more months and the next hearing has been scheduled to April27.