Navjot Singh Sidhu threatens fast on drug, sacrilege reports

Baghapurana (Moga), Nov 25

In yet another embarrassment to Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, PCC president Navjot Singh Sidhu has said he would go on fast unto death if the state government does not make public the reports on drug menace and sacrilege incidents.

Addressing a rally at Baghapurana town in Moga on Thursday, he said this just after Channi left the venue to preside over other events. Though the CM categorically said he was doing all work after consultation with the PCC chief, Sidhu chose his absence on the venue to attack him on the drug and sacrilege issues.

‘Badals, Captain aided Fastway’

  • In a series of tweets on Thursday, the PCC chief blamed the Badals and Capt Amarinder Singh for giving a long rope to Fastway, the top player in the cable business
  • “Fastway has 3-4 times connections than data it is sharing with the government. Badals made laws to protect its monopoly and Capt Amarinder stalled my proposed law which would have ended its monopoly,” he said

“One government is gone, another is in the saddle; one more CM has assumed the charge. If the new CM does not provide justice on sacrilege, I will sacrifice my body. Our Gurus are supreme and above us, our state and the country,” he said.

“My conscience and the conscience of all Punjabis demand justice. What is the use of our government, which cannot provide justice to us,” he said while adding that making the promise of providing justice on the sacrilege issue, the change in guard was brought in the government.

“The investigation report on the issue of drugs was deliberately not being made public even as the there were no court restrictions on it. Demanding to make public the reports on drugs and sacrilege, Sidhu said people of Punjab must know why the previous CMs ‘slept’ for years instead of acting against the culprits.

“I am the party president. I have no administrative powers. Channi has told you just now that he is working in consultation with me. Then I direct him to act on the issues of drugs and sacrilege incidents”, he added. — TNS

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