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After Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi entrusts Banga to principal secretary, former MLA Mohan Lal polishes shoes in protest

BANGA: Two days after Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi entrusted the charge of Banga constituency to his principal secretary Husan Lal, a move being seen as his projection as prospective candidate in the ensuing assembly polls, two-time former MLA Mohan Lal and an aspirant of Congress ticket on Thursday polished shoes at local bus stand to protest against the development. He also announced to contest election from Banga while taking pot shots at the CM, even accusing him of patronising sand mafia and carving out illegal colonies.
“On one side, Congress leaders were accusing that bureaucracy was running the whole show during Captain Amarinder Singh’s tenure but now, going a step further, Channi will give tickets to bureaucrats. All political aspirants from here have been told that ticket would be given to Husan Lal. He was eulogized and projected that day,” said Mohan Lal.

Two-time former MLA Mohan Lal (right) at Banga bus stand

Explaining the reason for polishing shoes, he said, “My grandfather would make and polish shoes. I did not do any business in politics and now when I am bring pushed out from political field I shall take up my grandfather’s profession.”
Stating that Channi got the chair bigger than his stature, he said the CM was making announcements without working out any details and cited his claims about sand price and cable subscription rates along with reduction in power charges. “His claims of being from a poor family are also hollow. His is a billionaire. He should explain that if he was so poor from where did he got all the wealth. He was patronising illegal sand mining and also carved out several illegal colonies when he was president of Kharar Municipal Committee,” Lal alleged.
“All his relatives are officers and now bureaucrats are being pushed as candidates. He is keen to field his relatives and officers,” he said, adding that he was talking more in place of delivering.
He also posted on his Facebook appealing people to vote for him in 2022 from Banga constituency

Post origin: TOI

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