Chandigarh: Punjab’s Leader of the Opposition (LoP), Partap Singh Bajwa on Friday lashed out at the Aam Aadmi Party-led Punjab Government for lodging a false FIR against the Congress MLA from Shahkot Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia, who blew the whistle on the unlawful presence of AAP MLAs in Jalandhar on the day of the Lok Sabha by-poll on May 10.
Senior Congress Leader, Bajwa while referring to a news report said that Congress MLA from Shahkot Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia has been booked under a non-bailable section. He has been booked under Sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 186 (obstructing a public servant in the discharge of public functions), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), and 148 (whoever is guilty of rioting, being armed with a deadly weapon) of the IPC.
“Instead of introspecting its own illegalities, the AAP government booked the whistleblower, who raised the alarm. The AAP government has been the most tyrant government in the Punjab. We will never tolerate the AAP government’s malicious intentions to strangulate every voice that is being raised against its ruthlessness. We will stand firm with our colleague as we did previously when Congress MLA from Bhulath Sukhpal Singh Khaira was falsely implicated”, Bajwa added.
Qadian Legislator Bajwa said that meanwhile it has been proven to be a tight slap on the face of those who want to stifle the voices of opposition as the MLA Khaira has been granted anticipatory bail by the court of ASJ Kapurthala.
“The truth has prevailed in Khaira’s case and I am sure that the truth will also prevail in Shahkot MLA Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia’s case”, Bajwa added.