Dares Manpreet to face truth instead of seeking legal protection
Chandigarh: Quipping on former Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Monday said that those who used to boast too much about honesty are now running pillar to post for saving their skin.
In a statement issued here today, the Chief Minister said that there is a huge difference between speaking the truth and standing on it. He said that these leaders earlier used to say that they will wait for whatever action is taken against them. However, Bhagwant Singh Mann said that now afraid of punitive action these leaders are seeking legal protection by asserting that they might be arrested.
The Chief Minister said that these hypocrites have always befooled the people with their flowery language. However, he said that in the garb of public service they had looted the wealth of the state which is not tolerable. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that they will be made accountable for their sins and every penny plundered from the wealth of state will be recovered.
The Chief Minister said that rather than making tall claims about honesty and simplicity the former Minister must face action as per law of land. He said that said that entire Punjab is well aware of misdeeds of the former Minister adding that Manpreet Badal who had remained Finance Minister of state for fairly long period is hand in glove with the elements who ruined the state. Bhagwant Mann said that the coffers of state were empty for welfare of people during his stint but the brazen loot of public money was allowed.