Ex CM BJP’s Shanta Kumar Praises Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann For His Action Against Corruption

Former CM of Himachal and senior BJP leader Shanta Kumar has praised Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann over his recent action to dismiss the health minister Vijay Singla due to corruption charges against him. In an interview, Shanta has said, “Punjab CM dismissing his Minister due to corruption charges, is really exemplary. I congratulate the Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann.” When asked about the paper leak cases in Himachal Pradesh, Shanta Kumar said, “the constable recruitment paper leak case is a stigma on Himachal Pradesh. It is shocking that the paper was leaked twice in two years, resulting in inconvenience to thousands of the youth, who had worked hard to qualify the paper.”

Shanta Kumar further said that the Chief Minister must make sure that all police recruitment exams be conducted either through the Himachal Pradesh State Public Service Commission or the Himachal Pradesh Subordinate Service Selection Board which has the expertise to conduct such examinations. He further added that it’s a welcome step that the Chief Minister has handed over the inquiry to the CBI. However, it is a matter of concern how the paper leaked, who is responsible for this, and what action the state government has initiated against the culprits? Despite the fact the police headquarters was a high-security zone, middlemen and their agents managed to procure the paper. The paper was set by the police, the examination was conducted by the police and the paper was also leaked from the police custody, it has created doubts in the minds of lakhs of the people. The CM and the government must come clean from the scam and must inquire at its own level who were the custodians of the paper, who helped the middlemen to procure the paper. 

Recently, Shanta Kumar suggested that in future, no department should conduct recruitment examination on its own. While commenting on the ongoing investigation in fake degrees scam, he said the incident of selling 43,000 fake degrees by private university is a big blot on the state. He said that these 43000 degrees were sold for crores and thounsands of fake degrees were purchased in Himachal too.

Meanwhile, with former CM Shanta Kumar praising the AAP govt of Punjab and CM Bhagwant Mann over his action against minister Vijay Singla, the BJP is seen on backfoot and none of their leaders have reacted on the remarks of senior leader and former CM Shanta Kumar yet.

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