Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh today criticised Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his Deputy CM son Sukhbir Badal for leaving the state “headless” by going abroad together without naming anybody to look after the affairs of the government in their absence.
Leaving for their foreign trip together without nominating any minister to head the government in their absence is an act of “extreme irresponsibilty” on part of the Badals, Amarinder said in a statement here.
“The state is virtually headless today and God forbid if some emergency happens who should be responsible?” he asked. He termed it as a classic case of somebody abdicating his authority without bothering about his responsibilities.
The standard procedure is that in the absence of Chief Minister it is the Deputy Chief Minister who takes care of the state and in the current case both of them are out of the country committing a “constitutional impropriety”, he said.
“Or is it that they have seen the writing on the wall and beaten a retreat much in advance (ahead of poll results)” he said.