Harpal Singh Cheema (Photo Credit: AAP Digital )
Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) senior leader and Leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema said that Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi is coming around to accept the ground reality of his hollow announcements. According to Cheema, on Saturday CM Channi himself exposed the reality of his cabinet’s announcement to regularize 36,000 temporary employees in the state. Through a statement issued from the party headquarters, Harpal Singh Cheema said, “Today, CM Channi had to publicly tell the truth that 36,000 employees weren’t regularized.
Whereas, we (Aam Aadmi Party) are saying this since the day one that no employees are being regularized.” Our Punjab President Bhagwant Mann had challenged Channi government too; to give names of any 36 employees that have been made permanent after the announcement. Terming Charanjit Singh Channi as the weakest Chief Minister of Punjab, Harpal Singh Cheema said that judging Channi’s non-serious attitude, all the government officers are out of their (Punjab Government and CM) control today and due to their civil war, leaders and ministers of Congress seems to be uncontrollable too.
Cheema said that if the Chief Minister had completed the process of filing for regularization with seriousness and clean intentions, then there wouldn’t have been any solid reason, on the part of the Governor, to not clear that file. Cheema said that today Channi is giving a statement that Governor is not signing the file, and if he didn’t then Channi with his entire cabinet would stage a dharna in front of Punjab Raj Bhawan (Governor’s Resident). Cheema questioned that a government that is facing protests in every corner of the state, would they be able to solve the situation through a dharna?
And another question is that a government who isn’t taking dharnas seriously or handling them in the boundaries of democracy and law and order, lathicharged teachers and nurses; would the Governor take dharna of such government seriously? Advising CM Channi, Cheema said that your hollow announcements are exposed now, so ethically, instead of staging a dharna in front of Raj Bhawan, CM Channi should resign. He should himself bore the expense of all the advertisements, that he has done about the ‘36,000 regular jobs’, because he has wasted a large amount of money from Punjab exchequer on it, and should apologise to the public for it all. He added that China's claim to get 100 jobs done in 100 days is deceptive just like his promise to regularize 36,000 employees and every other announcement.