Jungle raj prevails in state: Manpreet
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Slamming the state government for the murder of ASI Ravinderpal Singh by SAD leader Ranjit Singh Rana in Amritsar in broad daylight, PPP president Manpreet Singh Badal on Thursday said while "jungle raj" was prevailing in the state under the SAD government, Congress has proved to be a big failure as an opposition party.
Speaking to mediapersons after taking part in a convention of Sanjha Morcha in Jalandhar on Thursday, Manpreet said: "It is the responsibility of the state home minister, Sukhbir Badal, to maintain law and order but everything has gone haywire under his rule... When Jathedars (Akali leaders) can dictate to the police to level charges in criminal cases at police stations, what a common man can expect from the state police?"
Claiming that the Congress, as an opposition party, has hardly taken up issues pertaining to the law and order situation in Punjab, Manpreet said that owing to a weak opposition, there is a complete political vacuum in the state.
Asked about the possibility of an alliance with the Congress for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Manpreet said his party was yet to hold any talks with the Congress in this regard.