Reacting to declarations made by CM Capt Amarinder Singh and SAD chief Sukhbir Badal in support of the Dalits, the AAP today said the CM and Badals had always done politics in the name of the Dalits.
“If they were really concerned about the Dalits, their situation in Punjab would not have been so bad,” said Leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema. During the 10-year Akali and four-year Congress rule, no concrete steps had been taken to improve Dalits’ condition, he said.
The AAP leader said the CM should first respond on the post-matric scholarship scam, uniform scam and book scam worth thousands of crores of rupees that affected Dalit students. He said had he really worked for the Dalits, he would have sacked Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, allegedly involved in the scholarship scam, from his ministry.He said both the CM and Badals, who burned copies of the Constitution, were pretending to be messiahs of the Dalits.