The Punjab Revenue and Public Relations Minister, Bikram Singh Majithia, today demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe or an inquiry by a Supreme Court judge into the alleged misdeeds of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra. He said the nation was eagerly waiting to know the truth behind Vadra’s dubious land deals.
Talking to journalists after a plantation drive, Majithia said the Congress was adopting double standards as on the one hand it was supporting the Uttar Pradesh IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal while on the other an upright IAS officer like Ashok Khemka was being targetted and marginalised for exposing land scams. He said the Congress-led UPA was virtually on a ventilator as it has been compelled to announce special packages to stay afloat. He mentioned the packages of Rs. 9,000 crore and Rs. 13,000 crore announced for for UP and Bihar respectively.
He asked Union information and broadcasting minister Manish Tiwari what industrial package he had got for Ludhiana.
Majithia also lashed out at the Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa. He said Bajwa did not dare to raise any demand of Punjab in front of his party high command. He also challenged Bajwa to contest from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat to test his popularity.
Earlier in the day, Majithia presided over a meeting of district Akali Dal unit and said that during the Congress regime from 2002 to 2007 in Punjab, Akali workers and leaders were tortured by the Congress. The condition was even worse than during the Emergency days.