Lok Insaaf Party MLA Simarjit Singh Bains had asked him to address the House in Punjabi
The Hush Post: Speaking on the vote of thanks to the Governor’s address during the budget session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Capt Amarinder Singh was interrupted by Ludhiana Lok Insaaf Party MLA Simarjit Singh Bains who asked him to address the Assembly in Punjabi.
The chief minister retorted, “If somebody does not understand English, he can walk out. Wherever necessary, I will speak in Punjabi “. He advised MLAs to learn a little bit of English. After Bains walked out, in a witty manner, Amarinder said, “Now I will speak in Punjabi.”The Governor’s address too was in English.
The verbal dual seems to be an outcome of the Bains brothers putting up a stall outside the Vidhan Sabha on Monday selling packets of sand to highlight the issue of sand mining mafia.
Other than this, allegations of mining mafia were traded against each other by Rana Gurjit Singh and Leader of Opposition and AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira. Also, Capt Amarinder Singh came to the rescue of Rana Gurjit Singh by putting it on record on the floor of the House that his resignation had been sought on grounds of morality and the inquiry commission had given a clean chit to Rana Gurjit Singh in the sand mining issue.
The AAP MLAs staged a walk out raising issue of Dalits which they said was not being addressed by the Congress government. The Budget session of the Vidhan Sabha ends tomorrow.