Congress on Wednesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it pressed for ouster of Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia who has been served summons by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing money laundering complaints in the Rs 6,000-crore drug racket case.
Akali Dal's Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who is brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Badal, has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) under the Union Finance Ministry to answer questions over his alleged involvement in a multi crore drug racket in Punjab.
In a move that could further strain the SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab, the saffron outfit on Monday sought resignation of Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia after the Enforcement Directorate served summons on him in connection with the international drug racket case.
The Winter Session of Punjab Assembly, commencing here on Monday, is set to be fiery with main opposition Congress prepared to take on ruling SAD-BJP combine on several issues, including drug abuse, in the state.
Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia today said he is ready to quit the post of Shiromani Akali Dal youth wing chief as he did not want to hold too many positions. "The post of the youth wing president of Shiromani Akali Dal is a huge responsibility. I am representing the government in the Council of Ministers, besides being the president of the Punjab Rifle Association. I do not want to occupy too many posts," he told reporters at Jalandhar on the sidelines of Punjab State Shooting Championship.
Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia ordered by the Sikh high priests to do religious penance at the five temporal seats (Takhts) of the Sikh religion after he distorted a religious hymn during a political event.
Over 1.95 crore voters in Punjab are eligible to cast ballot on Wednesday for the 13 Lok Sabha seats amid political tension after the poll panel banned Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia from moving anywhere in Amritsar city other than his own polling station.
One of the five seats of temporal authority in Sikhism, Takht Sri Hazur Sahib, in Maharashtra, has held Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia guilty of religious misconduct for distorting words of compositions of the Sikh Gurus, `Gurbani`, during an election rally.