The Fact News Service
Hoshiarpur, October 12
Strongly condemning the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Tuesday demanded immediate removal of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs from Cabinet to ensure fair and impartial investigation as his son is directly involved in this ghastly act.
After paying obeisance at Gurdwara Rampur Khera Sahib, the Deputy Chief Minister termed the Lakhimpur Kheri violence as extremely unfortunate, which was being condemned across the country by one and all. To ensure justice, to the victim families of the innocent persons who were mowed down by Minister’s son, through uninfluenced probe into the entire incident, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs should be sacked from the Cabinet forthwith, said Randhawa, adding that the former should tender an apology for his irresponsible and contentious statement in which he warned the farmers a couple of days back prior to this dastardly and inhuman act of violence.
Pointing out further, Randhawa said that he had already urged the Prime Minister for Mishra’s removal from Cabinet to ensure impartial and fair probe so as to done justice to the bereaved families. Keeping in view the enormous contribution made by the Punjabi farmers in successfully developing agriculture sector in Lakhimpur Kheri and other parts of Uttar Pradesh by dint of their hard work, Randhawa said such atrocities being inflicted upon them nowadays will not be tolerated at any cost.
Accompanied by Forests and Labour Minister Sangat Singh Gilzian, Udhayveer Singh Randhawa, while answering media query regarding power situation in Punjab, the Deputy Chief Minister said that acute scarcity of coal was the major cause of the current power crisis across the country but the Punjab Government was making all out efforts to ease out the situation in the coming days. He said that the State Government was purchasing electricity at expensive rates to cater to the needs of consumers especially farmers to nurture their crops. He said that the situation would gradually become normal with more coal rakes coming to state to overcome coal shortage.
On the sacrilege issues, Home Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said that the accused had already been nabbed by the police besides a probe being carried out under an IG Rank Officer. He stated that justice in sacrilege cases would be ensured at all costs.
Soliciting fulsome support and cooperation from the Punjabis, Randhawa said that the State Government was fully geared up to wipe out all sort of menaces from the state in order to make Punjab a healthier and prosperous state.
Earlier, Sant Baba Sewa Singh Ji of Rampur Khera Sahib presented siropas (a robe of honour) to Deputy Chief Minister, Cabinet Minister and others.