Desecration of holy book: Congress lawmaker quits over Punjab's 'deteriorating' situation

A Congress MLA resigned from the Punjab assembly on Sunday to protest against "deteriorating" law and order in the state.

Desecration of holy book: Congress lawmaker quits over Punjab's 'deteriorating' situation

Chandigarh: A legislator of the opposition Congress resigned from the Punjab assembly on Sunday to protest against "deteriorating" law and order in the state.

Ramanjit Singh Sikki, MLA from Khadur Sahib assembly segment in Tarn Taran district, sent his resignation to the assembly speaker, party sources said.

Sikki, in his resignation letter, said he was upset over the desecration of the Sikh holy book Guru Granth Sahib, which led to protests and violence in Punjab.

He accused the Akali Dal-BJP government led by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal of "failing to maintain law and order in the state".

 

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