Ferozepur (August 8) : At the function organized at Ferozepur to formally induct Ravinder Singh Babbal former Congress MLA, along with thousands of his supporters in the presence of Sukhbir Singh Badal, President Shiromani Akali Dal and Deputy CM.
Sukhbir Badal said that Central Bureau of Investigation was providing 24X7 services to sustain Congress led minority UPA Government in power by showing a stick of false cases to Maya, Mulayam and Lalu and other unwilling allies.
Badal after inducting Ravinder Singh Babaal, former Chief Parliamentary Secretary of Congress government into the fold of SAD at a function at Ferozepur, was answering a question regarding observation of Supreme Court castigating CBI after dismissing the case of disproportionate assets against BSP Supremo Ms. Mayawati. He said that even the Apex Court has gone to the extent of describing CBI as a ‘caged parrot’ and asked the Union Government to submit report regarding granting autonomy to the premier investigating agency. Mr. Badal said that after reluctantly agreeing to provide partial autonomy to CBI, now Congress led UPA Government has sought to withdraw that affidavit, realizing the fact that by giving autonomy to CBI they would not be able to use it for brow beating their allies in submission. Mr. Badal said that everybody knows that if Maya, Mulayam, Lalu were providing support to Congress led UPA minority Government, it was just because of false CBI cases against them. Advocating total autonomy for the CBI, Mr. Badal said that total autonomy to premier investigating agency was imperative to safeguard the democratic structure of our country.
On being asked regarding exodus of Congress leaders towards Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr. Badal said that no mass based leader worth name would like to work in a party that has hollow leadership. Mr. Badal said that Congress leaders have understood the fact that it was only SAD-BJP that understands the aspirations of grass root workers and crafts the policies according to the actual requirements of the poor. He said that Congress leaders were getting fed up of inaccessibility of their leadership that was remaining confined to five star hotels whereas in Shiromani Akali Dal, doors of Chief Minister and President Shiromani Akali Dal remain open to every worker for 24 hours and they are given due regards by the party. Mr. Badal said that moreover Akali Dal does not have high command sitting in a glass house without any access to the people. He quipped that, “here power to every worker of the party flows directly from 128 KV Power Grid, whereas in Congress every worker has to resort to a ‘kundi connection’ to get ‘share’ of their power”.