The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, July 9
The Shiromani Akali Dal today urged Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh to immediately sack Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharmsot for his involvement in scandal of usurping SC Scholarship money of lakhs of students and asked him to send report of Additional Chief Secretary indicting him of his involvement to Centre.
Presiding over a state level meeting of SC Wing, its President and former Minister Gulzar Singh Ranike said that it is utter shameful that Additional Chief Secretary of his department has clearly indicted him for Rs. 64 crore fraud of SC Scholarship money, but Punjab CM is refusing to sack him. He said that now the Centre Government has again sought a report of the ACS, CM should immediately sack him and send report to the Centre Government on priority as this action can only give some solace to SC students who will never forgive Dharamsot for the fraud he played on their scholarship money.
Ranike said that Congress government is playing with sentiments of Dalit students from day one when it got power. He said that it has not released scholarship money to the tune of Rs. 3000 crore which had been announced in budgets of previous years. He said that now election is round the Corner Congress government is trying to befool dalit student by announcing relauch of SC scholarship scheme.
He said that during the last four years lakhs of SC students have been deprived of higher studies due to non release of scholarship money to the educational Institutes. He said that recently thousands of students were denied roll numbers for examinations simply because they had not got 40 percent share from Punjab Government. He said that when all colleges threatened to block studies of these students, then only government came forward and agreed to clear its dues.
The SAD leader said that denial of SC scholarship has caused deep wounds in the minds of these dalit students and they have resolved to teach this anti dalit, anti students and anti govt of different sections of society a lifetime lesson in coming 2022 polls.
Others prominent present on the occasion included Sohan Singh Thandal, DS Guru, Joginder Jindu, MLA Dr. Sukhwinder Sukhi besides others.