Chandigarh, June 2(Bharatsandesh news)- Mr. Fateh Jung Singh Bajwa General secretary Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) today said that Education Minister Mr.Sikandar Singh Maluka who lost his reputation with the book scam has now also lost his moral strength and started blaming Director General of School Education (DGSE) for his own bluff.
In a statement issued here Mr.Bajwa said that It was unethical on part of Mr.Maluka to blame DGSE senior IAS officer Mr.K.S.Pannu for the scam in a bid to save his daughter in law Parampal Kaur Additional DGSE who held all the financial and administrative powers. He said that Mr.Maluka was making funny excuses that that he has brought his daughter in law on deputation from Rural Development and Panchayats so that the entire family lives together in Chandigarh. He said that her parent department had several posts lying vacant in Chandigarh.
Mr.Bajwa said that Mr.Maluka was scare of agitation by the Congress party. He said that Congress had taken the initiative to expose the misdeeds of Mr.Maluka and will take the agitation to a logical end. He said that Mr.Maluka was showing his arrogance and insulting the public sentiment by accusing protestors. He said that it would have been batter Mr.Maluka steps down from his post and set an example of morality for the school children and his crime of cheating the school children would have been lessened.
He also questioned Mr.Maluka for forcing the District Education Officers (DEOs) and school heads to rally behind him. He appealed to teachers not to follow the dictate of the minister and maintain the dignity of their profession.
Mr.Bajwa said that Punjab Chief Minister Mr.Parkash Singh Badal was equally responsible for the misdeeds of Mr.Maluka. He said that along with Mr.Maluka, chief minister has also failed to exhibit moral values. He said that by shielding tainted minister, Mr.Badal was losing his prestige in the public. He said that earlier animal husbandry minister Mr.Gulzar Singh Ranike was given clean chit in the border area development fund scam and junior officials were sentenced. He said that now once again buck was being shifted on to junior officials of education department.