Chandigarh, June 1:(Bharatsandesh news): Continuing protest against Punjab Education minister Mr.Sikandar Singh Maluka for his involvement in infamous book scam, the Congress workers led by former MLA and PPCC Vice President Rana K.P Singh today laid seize of residence of Mr.Maluka in Kansal village near here. Congress workers raised slogans against Mr.Maluka and SAD-BJP government and demanded to sack him.
Rana K.P.Singh while addressing the protestors demanded CBI probe into the book scam and flayed the Chief Minister Mr.Parkash Singh Badal for shielding the disgraced minister. He said that what Mr.Maluka has done is not only a financial scam; it was an immoral act to supply books with vulgar content to the primary school children. He said that Mr.Maluka had hatched conspiracy to loot Rs.46 crores of Sarv Sikhya Abhiyan sent by center government. He said that PPCC President Mr.Partap Singh Bajwa had already taken the center government the issue of misuse of central funds.
Mr.Singh said that the probe ordered by Chief Minister by a retired judge Justice A.K.Jindal was sham. Justice Jindal had family links with Mr.Maluka and he is married in Rampura Phool, the home constituency of Mr.Maluka. He said that it would have been better if Maluka himself offered to resign on moral grounds. He said that financial irregularities were made in library books, practical note books, science kits and map masters.
Earlier, the Congress workers led by Mr.Jagmohan Singh Kang had held dharna outside residence of Mr.Maluka. Tomorrow the members of National Students Union would stage dharna and all frontal organizations of Congress will continue the protest, a party spokes person said.