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Won’t contest polls again: Phoolka

Won’t contest polls again: Phoolka

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 10

Supreme Court lawyer and former AAP MLA HS Phoolka today said he won’t contest any election in future, but would continue his activities as a social activist and support to non-political groups.

Phoolka was AAP MLA from Dhaka, but he resigned in August last year over the government’s “inaction” on the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission report on sacrilege cases. Speaker Rana KP Singh accepted Phoolka’s resignation yesterday.

In a press conference here today, Phoolka said the Congress government wanted the issue to die a slow death, but he won’t let it happen. He said the issue was still relevant as the government had not taken any action on the report.

He also appealed to six MLAs, who were vocal on the issue of sacrilege, to show some courage and resign from the Vidhan Sabha. He claimed that former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu had resigned due to government’s inaction in sacrilege cases, instead of change in his portfolio. He also appealed to Ramanjit Singh Sikki, who had resigned earlier on the same issue, and MLAs Harminder Singh Gill, Sukhpal Khaira, Simarjit Singh Bains and Balwinder Singh Bains, who too were vocal on the issue, to resign from the Assembly in protest against government’s “apathetic attitude” towards the issue.

He said multiple resignations would force the government to rethink and take some concrete action. Phoolka ruled out the possibility of his joining the BJP.

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