Breaking his silence over experiences of him submitting “dossiers” on his cupboard colleagues and MLAs to the AICC panel, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday trashed the allegations and asserted that he had by no means finished “such a thing ever” in his political profession.
His assertion got here a couple of hours after Jalandhar (cant) MLA Pargat Singh requested the chief minister to return clear on dossiers being submitted to the three-member panel led by Rajya Sabha MP Mallikarjun Kharge.
“The chief minister has been making dossiers of his senior party leaders. Instead of doubting his own leaders, he should concentrate on administration,’’ Singh told the media, adding that such dossiers should be made on the officers working in the CMO.
Responding to the attack, the chief minister said he has “never done such things in my entire political career. My mantra for governance is trust and transparency,” his media advisor Raveen Thukral tweeted.
Punjab CM @capt_amarinder trashes allegations of MLA Pargat Singh on conserving “dossiers” of celebration colleagues. Says, “never done such things in my entire political career. My mantra for governance is trust and transparency”. pic.twitter.com/lfQacKb9Mb— Raveen Thukral (@RT_MediaAdvPbCM) June 10, 2021
Singh’s assertion was backed by Lok Sabha MP and senior Congress chief Ravneet Bittu, who mentioned that no such file had been submitted by the chief minister.
The confrontation got here on a day when the Kharge-led AICC panel submitted its report on Punjab infighting to Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
The CM had additionally met the panel and experiences urged that he had submitted “corruption dossiers” on cupboard colleagues and celebration MLAs, together with Navjot Singh Sidhu.
The opposition had additionally taken a dig at Singh over the problem, with senior Akali Dal chief Harsimrat Kaur Badal tweeting, “Showing a sackful of dossiers on corruption of his colleagues has failed to save @capt_amarinder. The 3-men panel report confirms that Congress MLAs are in full agreement with public opinion in Punjab that Captain has proved an utter failure as CM — an inaccessible non-performer.”