February 16, 2012 admin

Capt Amarinder raps Badals for leaving state headless

CHANDIGARH, February 16: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Capt Amarinder Singh today criticised the Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal and his Deputy Chief Minister son for leaving the state headless and leaving for abroad without naming anybody to take care of the affairs of the government in their absence.
In a statement issued here today Capt Amarinder pointed out, both the Badals had left for their foreign trip together and had not nominated any minister who should be heading the government. This, he said, was an extreme of irresponsibilty on their part.
He said, the standard procedure is that in absence of the 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.
"The state is virtually headless today and God forbid if some emergency happens who should be responsible?" he asked, while adding, this is a classic case of somebody abdicating his authority without bothering about his responsibilities.
Capt Amarinder remarked, "or is it that they have seen the writing on the wall and beaten a retreat much in advance and even then they were supposed to give the charge of the affairs of the state to someone".

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