Congress urges Governor Punjab to immediately dismiss Sukhbir Badal Dy. CM from Council of Ministers, for exercising extra constitutional authority, thus working as De-Facto CM.
Sukhpal Singh Khaira
Dec. 17, 2010
S. Parkash Singh Badal has wilfully and purposely abdicated his authority as Chief Minister Punjab, in order to facilitate and fulfill the nefarious designs of his over ambitious son. The Chief Minister has also broken the oath of office promising to uphold constitution in the state. He has not only appointed Sukhbir Badal as Dy. Chief Minister, while there is no provision in the rules of business but is unavailable to conduct and govern the state, due to his intermittently long absence from Punjab.
As we are all aware the senior Badal has not only promoted his son out of turn in Akali hierarchy but is trying to unconstitutionally impose Sukhbir Badal on the people of Punjab. Sukhbir Badal is illegitimately chairing cabinet meetings, making policy statements, summoning officers from Deputy Commissioners to Chief Secretary where as he is merely a Minister incharge of Home portfolio besides being a Sports Minister.
There is complete breakdown of law and order machinery in the state due to unconstitutional working of Sukhbir Badal usurping the duties and responsibilities of the Chief Minister. S. Parkash Singh Badal has also misused the mandate given by the people of Punjab for collective governance to the SAD-BJP govt. by running away from Punjab without duly authorizing any of his Cabinet colleagues.
Therefore, the congress party calls upon the Governor of Punjab to take immediate cognizance of extra constitutional authority being exercised by Sukhbir Badal virtually working as De-Facto Chief Minister. The Governor must intervene in the matter to uphold the constitutional working in Punjab and immediately dismiss the Dy. Chief Minister from the council of Ministers.