Won’t budge till action taken against Dharamsot, says LIP - ECAS Punjab

Won’t budge till action taken against Dharamsot, says LIP

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, September 8

Presenting before mediapersons party workers who got injured during the police lathicharge outside the CM's residence in Patiala yesterday, Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) MLAs Balwinder Bains and Simerjeet Bains today said they wouldn't get bogged down by such assaults and would continue to demand the dismissal of SC Welfare Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot from the Punjab Cabinet over the SC post-matric scholarship scam.

LIP announced that it would now launch a 10-day protest against the minister.

"We will go on autorickshaws or on feet to the Dalit-dominated localities and tell them about the fraud that the Punjab minister had committed with the children of the poor families. We will assure these families of helping their children get college admissions," said Bains, adding that the programme would start from September 16 from the Dalit-dominated Doaba region.

Bains said the barbaric action against him and his partymen showed that the state government was targetting them in particular and not taking any action against the Akalis holding similar protests.

Regarding a three-member committee constituted by the Centre to check the fraud in the scholarship scam, Bains said it was only an eyewash. "The Centre has deputed the team on the CM's call just to defuse the mounting pressure on the state government", he said, rubbishing the exercise.

"The state government has also got lodged FIRs against me to muzzle my voice, but my protest would continue till action is taken against the minister," Bains said.

YAD seeks CBI probe

Chandigarh: The Youth Akali Dal (YAD) on Tuesday demanded a CBI inquiry against former Social Welfare Director-turned-Congress legislator Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal to uncover the money trail in the scholarship scam. It also announced to intensify its agitation against SC Welfare Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot.



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