….Senior AAP leader Manwinder Singh Giaspura to sit on hunger strike on June 14 at 11 am
…Case should be registered against ministers Sadhu Singh Dharamsot and Manpreet Badal under SC/ST Act: AAP
Chandigarh : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab will gherao and go on a series of hunger strikes from Monday, June 14 at 11 am, outside the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in protest against the Congress government’s misappropriation of post-matric scholarships money of lakhs of Dalit students. Announcing this, senior AAP leader and in-charge of Payal assembly constituency, Manwinder Singh Giaspura said that the Aam Aadmi Party would continue its series of hunger strikes till the Congress government releases the dues of SC students to the tune of Rs 1,539 crore.
In a statement issued from the party headquarters here on Sunday, Manwinder Singh Giaspura said that Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar had given books to the students of Dalit society, but the Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress government was snatching the books from the hands of Dalit students; which the Aam Aadmi Party will never tolerate. He said that earlier the Akali Dal Badal led by Parkash Singh Badal and the BJP government had robbed the rights of Dalits and now the Congress government led by Captain Amarinder Singh was robbing the rights of Dalits.
Giaspura alleged that the investigation report submitted by senior IAS officer Kirpa Shankar Saroj had revealed that Captain Amarinder Singh’s cabinet minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot had embezzled crores of rupees in grants sent by the Union government for Dalit students and had given scholarships worth crores of rupees to two of his favorite colleges; when these colleges had no existence. He further alleged that Finance Minister of the Congress government, Manpreet Singh Badal had not fulfilled his responsibility and misused the scholarship money sent by the Union government and also robbed the rights of Dalit students and jeopardized their future.
The AAP leader demanded that a case be registered against both the cabinet ministers Sadhu Singh Dharamsot and Manpreet Singh Badal under SC/ST Act and they should be immediately removed from the cabinet. Giaspura said that the Aam Aadmi Party would continue to fight for the rights of Dalit students and would start a struggle in favor of Dalit students at the residence of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday, June 14 to force the government to release the scholarships money of Dalit students.