Points out ‘even when he declares farmers as protectees, Punjab police can’t keep in one other state greater than 72 hours’
CHANDIGARH: Trashing as `arbitrary, absurd and irrational’ the Aam Aadmi Party’s demand for deployment of the state police to guard the agitating farmers from Punjab at Delhi borders, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday mentioned Arvind Kejriwal’s occasion had clearly misplaced all sense of Constitutional and authorized propriety, and was fully ignorant even on the regulation laid down by the very best court docket of the land.
This demand is just not solely fully illogical and frivolous, however in opposition to all rules and guidelines of the regulation, mentioned the Chief Minister, reacting to a letter obtained by his workplace from AAP, calling for police protection of the protesting farmers from Punjab.
Mocking AAP’s mindless demand, the Chief Minister identified that, as per a Union Home Ministry directive and a Supreme Court order, the Punjab Police can’t keep in one other state for greater than 72 hours even for a protectee, which the farmers are in any case not. “So, this is able to imply that even when I signal an order at the moment declaring some, if not all, farmers on the market as protectees, (which is actually neither possible nor reasonable), that may imply the Punjab Police can solely be with them for 72 hours and no more,” he added.
“This additional signifies that as Chief Minister of Punjab, which I undoubtedly am for all intents and functions, howsoever a lot AAP may need in any other case, my arms are tied by the regulation, which your occasion has clearly no respect for,” Captain Amarinder additional quipped, ridiculing AAP’s pathetic letter, which uncovered nothing however “their desperation to grab Punjab’s reins someway”, and mocking Kejriwal’s occasion’s propensity to take pleasure in avenue politics throwing all authorized correctness to the wind.
Hitting out at AAP’s criticism of Sunil Jakhar’s assertion on this challenge, the Chief Minister mentioned it was not the Punjab Congress president who was indulging in absurdity however AAP, which clearly doesn’t know the distinction between a protectee and a non-protectee citizen. “Perhaps you must ask your personal chief minister in Delhi about this, although there is no such thing as a assure that Kejriwal would know any higher, given his observe document of poor governance and ignorance,” mentioned Captain Amarinder.
Had AAP bothered to do some home-work or fact-checking, they might have discovered the authorized place on the problem and never wasted time, which they may have utilized in doing one thing constructive for the agitating farmers, who’re sitting just about exterior his doorstep for the previous over two months, mentioned the Chief Minister.
Captain Amarinder termed the letter from AAP as nothing greater than a tactic by the occasion to divert public consideration from its personal function within the Red Fort violence, which had uncovered the farmers to assaults and victimization by the Delhi Police. AAP’s personal males had been caught on digicam inciting hassle on the Red Fort on Republic Day, he identified, including that the collusion between AAP and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the Farm Laws had been uncovered lengthy again, when Kejriwal notified one of many legal guidelines in his personal state, and was now not a matter of debate or dialogue.
Lashing out at AAP for conspiring with the BJP to sabotage the farmers’ agitation, the Chief Minister mentioned the demand for police protection for farmers, who had been peacefully protesting until these two events incited hassle, was “nothing greater than dramebaazi by this occasion of dramebaaz’.