Action sought as Cong man claims to be MLA of Dirba constituency - ECAS Punjab

Action sought as Cong man claims to be MLA of Dirba constituency

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Parvesh Sharma

Tribune News Service

Sangrur, August 10

Dirba Congress halqa in-charge Ajaib Singh Ratol, who lost the last Assembly election, has not only put up a name plate claiming to be an MLA outside his house, but has also defended his decision. Dirba AAP MLA and Leader of Opposition Harpal Cheema has demanded strict action against the Congress leader for “impersonating” as the area MLA.

“I am MLA of my area because I am working as the halqa in-charge of the Congress. I am working hard for development of Dirba and getting full support of my party. Since the formation of the Congress government, I have worked for development of every nook and corner of the town,” said Ratol.

When asked about his claim, he said, “If my party asks me, I will reply. Since my political opponents have nothing concrete against me, they are using such petty issues to target me.”

It’s not the first time that Ratol has kicked up a controversy. In March this year, sarpanches of various villages of the Dirba constituency had written to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh claiming that Ratol was supporting non-Congress sarpanches, thus creating problems in developmental work. In February, a video of Ratol firing in the air had gone viral.

“It is really surprising that Ratol has openly been claiming himself to be the MLA of Dirba. It amounts to impersonation. I have written to senior police authorities for legal action against Ratol,” said Cheema, who had defeated Ratol in the 2017 Assembly elections.



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