Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, January 17
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday asked senior Congress leader Partap Bajwa to keep out of his government’s business and termed his demand for sacking Advocate General Atul Nanda ‘illogical’.
Taking strong exception to Bajwa’s open letter, listing out the alleged failures of the AG, the chief minister termed it a sign of the former Punjab Congress chief’s desperation to grab political limelight.
“I have full faith in the AG,” said Captain Amarinder.
“You are neither competent nor equipped to judge Atul Nanda’s competency, and have no business commenting or interfering on matters of which you have absolutely no knowledge,” said the chief minister to Bajwa.
Bajwa had posted his ‘open letter’ on his Twitter handle on Friday afternoon, listing out seven instances in which he alleged that the AG had failed to protect Punjab’s interest.
It was noteworthy, said Capt Amarinder that Atul Nanda had not even represented the Punjab Government in six of these cases, thus exposing the extent of Bajwa’s lack of awareness.
Dubbing Bajwa’s recent spate of attacks on him (the chief minister) and his government as totally senseless and politically motivated, Capt Amarinder said the MP’s behaviour was becoming increasingly ridiculous.
“Unless he (Bajwa) has a good explanation for such behaviour, which is clearly detrimental to the interests of his own party, one might even think he is working for the opposition in Punjab,” said the chief minister.
He asked Bajwa to stop giving opinions on issues that do not concern him and, instead, to focus on nurturing his constituency in the Rajya Sabha, in his own interest.
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