NEW DELHI: Looks like the Punjabis are electing goons and goondas as their representatives.
Have a look at the accompanying video and you will see a member of Punjab’s self-anointed First Family – the Badals – throwing choices expletives in Punjabi at one of their political opponents.
Revenue minister Bikramjit Singh Majithia, who happens to be the brother-in-law of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, threw all parliamentary niceties to wind by targeting the Congress’s Rana Gurjit Singh with the choicest gaalis.
While a debate on the law and order in the state was on in the assembly, Mijithia tried to turn the tables on the Congress by demanding that Rana’s alleged role in the Ponty Chadha murder case be investigated. This infuriated Rana Gurjit Singh who charged at Mijithia. In response, Mithijia went on to hurl the choicest gaalis at him.
Later, the assembly speaker suspended Rana from the House. In protest, the Congress decided to boycott the rest of the session, with state Congress chief Amarinder Singh calling Mithijia an Aurangzeb in the making. He warned chief minister Parkash Singh Badal that once he was gone, Majithia will usurp power from his son (deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal).
The Congress later screened the video in the busy Sector 17 in Chandigarh and plans to show it around the state.