Demanding a CBI probe into the probe report submitted by the committee on September 10, Cheema alleged that Rahul Bhandari, former Managing Director of PSIEC and an unnamed advisor in the chief minister’s office had attempted to shield the real culprits.
The ruckus began soon after Aam Aadmi Party member Aman Arora raised the issue during the Zero Hour on the third day of the Monsoon Session. Arora asked the state government to come clean on the closure report filed by the CBI.
The brief Monsoon Session of Punjab Assembly beginning Friday is unlikely to cause any major trouble for the treasury benches with depleted and divided opposition ranks arrayed against them following the resignations of MLAs from AAP, SAD and BJP.
Urmar MLA Sangat Singh Gilzian and Sham Chaurasi MLA Pawan Kumar Adia, who raised the matter during Question Hour, claimed that contaminated water was causing cancer in the area, adding that if this trend continued, people would equate the rule of Congress with that of the Akalis.
The resolution was initially aimed at praising the efforts of the Punjab government and the Centre for opening a cross-border passage to facilitate Indian Sikh pilgrims in visiting the gurdwara on the banks of Ravi river in Pakistan.
These happenings inside the House took place even as thousands of teachers of the state were protesting in Ludhiana demanding pending salaries since three months, regularisation of contractual teachers and pension for teachers recruited under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan.
Punjab Assembly ruckus: AAP MLA Manjeet Singh Bilaspur from Nihal Singhwala constituency fell unconscious and had to be rushed to a hospital along with other injured MLAs. Akali Dal MLAs came out in support of their colleagues in the Opposition. In a rare show of unity, the Akali Dal MLAs walked out of the House in […]