Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Trashing an illogical and irrational demand of Pratap Bajwa, a Rajya Sabha MP, for sacking Advocate General Atul Nanda, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday asked him to "keep out of my government''s business, of which you are totally ignorant".
Taking strong exception to Bajwa''s open letter, listing the alleged failures of the Advocate General (AG), the Chief Minister termed it a sign of the former Punjab Congress chief''s desperation to grab the political limelight.
"I have full faith in the AG," said Amarinder Singh in a statement here.
"You are neither competent nor equipped to judge Nanda''s competency, and have no business commenting or interfering on matters of which you have absolutely no knowledge," said the Chief Minister to Bajwa, reacting sharply to the latter''s letter filled with "baseless allegations" against the AG.
Bajwa posted his ''open letter'' on his Twitter handle on Friday afternoon, listing seven instances in which he alleged that the AG had failed to protect Punjab''s interest.
It was noteworthy, said Amarinder Singh, that Nanda had not even represented the Punjab Government in six of these cases, thus exposing the extent of Bajwa''s lack of awareness and clearly indicating that he had a personal axe to grind against the AG.
Dubbing Bajwa''s recent spate of attacks on him and his government as totally senseless and politically motivated, Amarinder Singh said the MP''s behaviour was becoming increasingly ridiculous.
"Unless he (Bajwa) has a good explanation for such behaviour, which is clearly detrimental to the interests of his own party, one might even think he is working for the Opposition in Punjab," said the Chief Minister.
Amarinder Singh asked Bajwa to stop giving opinions on issues that do not concern him and, instead, to focus on nurturing his constituency in the Rajya Sabha, in his own interest.
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