Jobs for congress kin’s -voice of resentment going louder in Congress
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Even as he underlined the fact that it is moral duty of the nation and the Government to take care in every way of the families of Freedom Fighters and those who give their lives for the country, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) Chief Sunil Jakhar said that it would not be proper to keep recent appointments made on compassionate grounds in the same league.
Urging the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to have a relook at the decision and immediately rescind the appointments in greater public interest, Jakhar pointed out that certain elected representatives tending to their own families do not deserve same consideration as is due to those who make the supreme sacrifice for the nation.
Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh must reverse the ill-advised decision, Jakhar said cautioning against potential charges of nepotism and political expediency to be levied against the Congress party otherwise.
The decision is also in my view, the state party chief said, against the ethos and culture of neutrality followed by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and the Congress party as a whole.
Jobs for congress kin’s -voice of resentment going louder in Congress. Earlier Cabinet ministers including Charanjit Singh Channi, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria and Razia Sultana questioned the appointments on various count and referred to the unusual relaxations in rules, to give jobs to sons of two Congress MLAs on ‘compassionate grounds’ , in a cabinet meeting of the council of ministers on Friday but an adamant chief minister Amarinder Singh reportedly had his way.
Finally, the Punjab cabinet gave its approval to appoint Arjun Pratap Singh Bajwa as Inspector (Group B) In Punjab Police, Bhisham Pandey as Naib Tehsildar (Group-B) in revenue department. Arjun is son of MLA Fateh Jung Bajwa and Bhisham is son of Ludhiana North MLA Rakesh Pandey.
Defending his government’s decision to give jobs to sons of two MLAs, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said termed it a recognition of the sacrifices made by their grandfathers, who laid down their lives for the country. The Chief Minister said those who make a sacrifice for the nation can, and should, never be forgotten. Their families deserve to be compensated for the loss, he added.
“We cannot allow their sacrifices to go waste,” said the Chief Minister, adding that Punjab salutes those who have shed blood for the country, and his government will continue to recognise their contribution to the state’s peace and harmony.