Khaira comes under fire from CM, all Congress MLAs for misleading house on illegal mining, irrigation scam


Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday lashed out at Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira for misleading the House in order to attract media attention.

Investigations into the illegal mining case were on and the House would be informed once the findings come in, he said, responding to Khaira’s allegations that the government was about to refund Rs 29 Crores of earnest money to bidders.

Khaira was speaking during a debate on the motion of thanks to the Governor’s address when the Chief Minister got up to intervene.

Countering Khaira’s charges that the government was also planning to return money to contractor Gurinder Singh, involved in irrigation scam, the Chief Minister said the probe into the irrigation scam was also in progress.

A little knowledge was a dangerous thing, the Chief Minister warned the AAP leader, even as all the Congress MLAs unanimously lashed out at Khaira for his statement that all the ruling party members were involved in illegal mining.

Waiving a copy of Khaira’s interview in a newspaper today, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Brahm Mohinder demanded an inquiry into the matter, to which the Speaker responded saying that he would examine the issue.



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