ASSEMBLY UNANIMOUSLY CONDEMNS ED RAID AT MLA KHAIRA'S HOUSE DURING ITS ONGOING BUDGET SESSION
Chandigarh, (Gurpreet) Punjab Assembly today condemned unanimously the ED raid at MLA Khaira's House during its ongoing Budget Session, as unconstitutional and unwarranted.
Parliamentary AffairsMinister Mr. Brahm Mohindra said that the House expressed its concern in one voice against the use of Central Agencies such as CBI, ED, NIA, etc. to harass innocent people including the farmers, politically elected representatives, and even some government officials whereas these were meant to ensure transparency in public life.
The Parliamentary Affairs Minister further said that during the ongoing session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, a Member of this House, Sardar Sukhpal Singh Khaira, has been compelled to remain absent from participating in the proceedings of the House and disabled him from discharging his constitutional obligations as an elected representative of his constituency due to the unwarranted and unconstitutional interference by the Enforcement Directorate, which has been noticed and condemned by the august House, unanimously. While condemning the unfortunately unwarranted and unconstitutional use of the Central Agencies, the House urged upon the Government of India to refrain from infringing upon the rights of the elected representatives of the people by subverting the due process of law and uphold the tenets of the democratic set up in the country.