Rajya Sabha witnessed war-of-words over the alleged Moga molestation-death case as opposition led by Congress demands discussion over the death of a teenage-girl who was allegedly thrown-off a moving bus after being molested. The uproar led to adjourn twice.
Congress leader Ambika Soni raised the issue saying there was a complete breakdown of law and order in Punjab, necessitating Centre’s intervention. Political parties including the Left joined in the protest with Mayawati (BSP) demands imposition of President’s rule in Punjab.
“Life and property of women in Punjab is in danger.. President’s rule should be imposed,” says Mayawati.
Communist leader Sitaram Yechury raises the issue and demands the resignation of an Akali Dal minister in Punjab. “A minister called the incident as the act of God. I think such a minister should not remain in office,” he said.
In Lok Sabha, Congress Leader and former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh moved an adjournment motion demanding discussion of law and situation of Punjab. Speaker Sumitra Maharaj, however, rejected the adjournment motion saying the issue could be discussed in the zero hour.
Former CM Amarinder Singh slammed Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal who owns the bus company, Orbit Aviation, where the teenage girl was allegedly molested. “Law and order situation in Punjab is bleak. This is not the first time that Orbit buses have been involved in such a case, he said.
Earlier, under intense political pressure, Sukhbir Singh Badal had ordered all buses of Orbit Aviation off the roads. He had also directed that all the operating staff be sent for an “orientation course”.