Chandigarh, June 10, 2013: Hundreds of Congress workers from Fatehgarh Sahib District of Punjab today held dharna and protest rally in front of residence of Punjab Education Minister Sikandar Singh Maluka and demanded to dismiss him from cabinet for his involvement in the book scam.
Sukhdev Singh Libra MP, Charanjit Singh Channi Vice President Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Kuljit Singh Nagra MLA Fatehgarh Sahib, Harbans Kaur Dullo, Ex-MLA and Harinder Singh Bhambri president DCC led the protest.
Channi while addressing the protesters said that Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was protecting the tainted minister who has no moral values. He said that it would have been appropriate for Maluka to submit his resignation on moral grounds and set an example. He said that it was unfortunate that Badal had not shown statesmanship.
Libra said that the Congress would continue the protest un till Maluka is dismissed from Cabinet. He said that PPCC President and party MPs had already brought the matter to the notice of HRD minister and he will soon send a fact finding team. He said that Maluka was not worth of becoming education minister.
Nagra said that it was not in the interest of school children to continue Maluka in office. The Congress leaders asked Badal to order inquiry against Maluka by a sitting judge of the High Court. They said that it was not a minor case but a major scam which included monetary and moral corruption. He said that Congress party would take the case of Maluka to logical end.
The Congress workers raised slogans against both Badal and Maluka and marched from Congress Bhawan Chandigarh to village Kansal where Maluka lives.