AAP's Bhagwant Mann lashes out at Amarinder Singh over deteriorating law and order situation in Punjab
Bhagwant Mann on Sunday hit out at the Captain Amarinder Singh led Congress government alleging deterioration in the law and order situation in the state.
Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party state president Bhagwant Mann on Sunday hit out at the Captain Amarinder Singh led Congress government alleging deterioration in the law and order situation in the state.
He alleged that rather than taking corrective measures, the Congress government was busy slapping false cases against AAP leaders.
"The law and order situation in the state is turning from bad to worse," Mann claimed in a statement.
Mann referred to an incident in which a rice-sheller owner was shot dead by some unidentified persons outside his unit at Jaito-Bajakhana road in Faridkot district on Saturday.
"An industrialist in Jaito is killed in broad day light. It has emerged that the police failed to provide security to the deceased despite repeated complaints by him alleging threat. This shows that police is working under pressure," he claimed.
The common people were shying away from lodging complaints with the police because of unnecessary interference of politicians in the working of police, he said.
"Thousands of complaints are lying pending with the police because of political pressure," Mann alleged in the statement.
Referring to AAP MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa from Rupnagar seat being booked on Saturday on the charges of outraging the modesty of a woman, Mann alleged that his party's legislator was "implicated in a false case".
The Captain Amarinder Singh government has started to threaten the opponents with false cases, but AAP will not be cowed down and will continue to raise the voice of common people, he said.
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Last week, the Delhi chief minister had asked people to suggest names of their preferred choice for chief ministerial candidate, even as he indicated that his own preference was Mann.
Earlier today, Mann was declared the chief ministerial candidate of AAP after the party received nearly 22 lakh responses on the phone number released last week asking people to give names of their preferred candidate