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Punjab assembly ruckus: Congress, AAP spar over minister Sarari’s audio clip

The second day of the Punjab meeting session was off to a stormy begin on Thursday afternoon with the chief of opposition and Congress MLA Partap Singh Bajwa demanding the dismissal and arrest of cupboard minister Fauja Singh Sarari over an alleged extortion audio clip.

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Congress MLAs arrived on the Home carrying aprons with pictures of Sarari and demanded motion towards him after the audio clip during which he’s purportedly heard devising an extortion plan together with his aide surfaced lately.

The MLAs entered the properly of Home, elevating slogans and demanding the minister’s dismissal.

Ruling Aam Aadmi Get together legislators additionally raised slogans towards the Congress, calling it “the B-team of the BJP”.

Each side proceed elevating slogans, prompting Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan to adjourn the Home for half-hour.

The ruckus continued even after the Home reassembled and the Speaker requested the Congress members to let the Home operate.

Chief minister Bhagwant Mann had on Wednesday assured that the Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) is scrutinising the audio clip.

State finance and taxation minister Harpal Singh Cheema additionally stated that the audio clip of the purported dialog between Sarari and his former aide concerning a plan to entice some contractors to allegedly extort cash from them is being examined to determine whether or not it has been tampered with or not. “After the completion of its examination, if anybody is discovered to be within the flawed, we’ll take motion. The celebration’s coverage is evident that whosoever is discovered indulging in corruption is not going to be spared,” he stated in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Sarari has categorically denied the allegations and questioned the authenticity of audio clip, however the controversy has pushed the AAP and its authorities on the backfoot. The opposition Congress, Shiromani Akali Dal and the BJP have demanded the dismissal of the minister from the cupboard.



  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    A senior assistant editor, Navneet Sharma leads the Punjab bureau for Hindustan Instances. He writes on politics, public affairs, civil companies and the power sector.
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