Party MLA Simarjit Singh Bains who asked him address the assembly in Punjabi.
Chandigarh: Speaking on the vote of thanks to the governor’s address during the budget session of the Punjab Assembly Amrinder Singh was interrupted by Ludhiana Lok Insaf Party MLA Simarjit Singh Bains who asked him address the assembly in Punjabi.
He retorted, “If somebody does not understand English, he can walk out. Wherever necessary, I will speak in Punjabi,” said Mr Singh. He advised MLAs to learn a little bit of English. After Bains walked out, in a witty manner, Amarinder said, “Now I will speak in Punjabi.” He added that the governor’s address too was in English.
The verbal dual seems to be an outcome of the Bains brothers putting up a stall outside the Vidhan Sabha on Monday selling packets of sand to highlight the issue of sand mining mafia.
Further, allegations of mining mafia were traded against each other by Rana Gurjit Singh and Leader of Opposition and AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira. Also, Capt Amarinder Singh came to the rescue of Mr Gurjit Singh by putting it on record on the floor of the House that his resignation had been sought on grounds of morality and the inquiry commission had given a clean chit to Mr Gurjit Singh in the sand mining case.