Chandigarh/ New Delhi:
In a big win for Navjot Singh Sidhu amid his revolt in opposition to the Congress, his decide DS Patwalia has been appointed as Punjab’s high authorities lawyer after weeks of excessive drama.
Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi referred to as a truce with Mr Sidhu earlier this month by accepting APS Deol’s resignation because the Punjab Advocate-Basic.
Two key appointments – that of Mr Deol and Iqbal Sahota’s because the Director-Basic of Police – had turned out to be a significant flashpoint between the Chief Minister and Mr Sidhu, plunging the ruling occasion additional into disaster after Amarinder Singh’s dramatic exit.
After quitting because the Punjab Congress chief, Navjot Singh Sidhu had taken again his resignation however with an ultimatum – he mentioned he will not resume cost except Mr Deol was eliminated.
The 58-year-old cricketer-turned-politician had justified his objections saying that each Mr Sahota and Mr Deol had been linked to the 2015 sacrilege case – a extremely delicate situation in Punjab.
Mr Deol had represented two accused cops and Iqbal Sahota was the top of one of many SITs fashioned by the then Akali Dal authorities, which Mr Sidhu has blamed for failing to make sure justice.
With Mr Sidhu by his facet, Mr Channi on November 9 introduced at a presser: “The Punjab cupboard has accepted the resignation of Advocate-Basic APS Deol.”
He additionally mentioned a listing of replacements for the submit of Punjab Director-Basic of Police.
However Mr Channi confronted criticism from his personal occasion colleagues after the announcement.
Reacting to the event, Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar in a tweet mentioned, “The ouster of a reliable but ‘allegedly’ compromised officer has uncovered a ‘actually’ compromised CM.”
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“Giving rise to a pertinent query – Whose authorities is it anyway?” requested Mr Jakhar, who was among the many frontrunners for the submit of Punjab Chief Minister after the resignation of Captain Amarinder Singh.
Senior Congress chief Manish Tewari in a collection of tweets mentioned each earlier advocate generals of Punjab turned “punching baggage in proxy political wars”.
“Those that subvert the establishment of AG’s workplace want to recollect a lawyer is neither wedded to a shopper or a quick,” Mr Tewari tweeted.