CHANDIGARH, February 16: The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Capt Amarinder Singh today sought the details of the role of senior Akali leaders and ministers in the selection process of the doctors by the Punjab Public Service Commission. He lashed out at the vigilance bureau for its attempt to shield some Akali leaders and ministers who also influenced the recruitments.
Blasting the hollow myth of vigilance bureau’s impartiality, Capt Amarinder Singh in a statement issued here today, asked why was it (the bureau) silent on the role of senior Akali leaders and ministers like the Punjab assembly speaker Nirmal Singh Kahlon, the Faridkot MP Ms Paramjit Kaur Gulshan, Ministers Sewa Singh Sekhwan and Balbir Singh Bath as candidates either linked or related to them have also been selected. “This only vindicates our stand that vigilance bureau is working under direct control and influence of the Badals”, he asserted.
“Merely saying that the entire selection process was vitiated, the vigilance bureau cannot wash itself of the sins of partiality aimed at implicating particular members to force their exit, while shielding others”, he observed, while asserting, the issue needs to be probed thoroughly and independently.
He clarified that a misunderstanding was deliberately being created and his stand misinterpreted as if he supported any of the members in the commission. “My stand is clear from the day one that the entire case must be reinvestigated impartially and not closed”, he clarified while adding, “the way vigilance bureau has selectively leaked the call details of few members and candidates while leaving out those who are related or linked to Akali leaders and ministers makes independent reinvestigation by some officer of impeccable credentials more important”.
“I am only asking for an officer of impeccable credibility whose credentials are unquestionable to reinvestigate the issue”, he remarked, “while adding there are so many such officers in Punjab who are known for their uprightness who can really be trusted but certainly not influenced”.