Chandigarh 6th May 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
Former Punjab Deputy Speaker and Taksali Akali Dal candidate from Anandpur Sahib Bir Devinder Singh has demanded that Election Commission should immediately debar former Punjab Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal who had slapped a villager who had dared to ask her a question.
In a press release issued here, Bir Devinder Singh said, “It is shocking to my ethics that Mrs. Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Former Chief Minister of Punjab has slapped a young man who asked her a question while she finished her speech in an election meeting held in her erstwhile constituency of Lehragaga.”
The former deputy speaker wondered that politicians of all the hue do not understand the aspirational and argumentative India.
“We are living in a parliamentary democracy where people have every right to ask their leaders about their performances. Rather than answering their queries with logic and patience, Mrs. Bhattal has chosen to snub the young man with a slap,” he said.
He said it was further shocking that neither the Election Commission of India nor the local administration has taken cognizance of this shameful incident.
“What if the young man would have retaliated the slap with a slap? I understand he did not react back because Mrs. Rajinder Kaur Bhattal was overprotected with heavy security, being a former Chief Minister and also holding a Cabinet rank in her capacity as Dy. Chairperson of the Planning Board of Punjab,” Bir Devinder Singh said.
He said it would be appropriate for the Election Commission of India to immediately debar Mrs. Bhattal from campaigning in this election.
“Such short-tempered people should not be allowed to canvass in the public because the public is certainly going to question their performance. Argumentative India is a new phenomenon to the democratic polity and this phenomenon should be accepted and respected with patience and wisdom. I would request the Election Commission to immediately withdraw the excessive and inessential security cover given to Mrs. Bhattal, which has emboldened her to slap a common man in public,” he said.
The SAD Taksali leader said this kind of violence by top leaders of Congress party was unacceptable by all canons of civility.
Demanding exemplary action against her by the Congress party and also under the provisions of law by the Election Commission of India for unleashing violence on peaceful people, Bir Devinder Singh said, this kind of blatant arrogance has no place in a sublime polity. (Agency)