Ground Report | New Delhi: Aroosa Alam and Amarinder Singh; Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Friday ordered a probe into the links of former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s friend Aroosa Alam with Pakistani intelligence agency ISI.
Aroosa Alam and Amarinder Singh
Aroosa Alam is a Pakistani journalist who covers defense-related matters. The issue of Aroosa Alam has been raised in the past, but this time after the order of the inquiry, a debate broke out between Sukhjinder Singh and Amarinder Singh on Twitter.
Captain Amarinder Singh’s media advisor Raveen Thukral tweeted on his Twitter handle quoting Captain Amarinder Singh. He wrote for Sukhjinder Singh, “So now you are resorting to personal attacks. That’s all you have to show people a month after taking office. What happened to your big promises regarding Bargadi and drug cases? Punjab is waiting for the fulfillment of those promises.”
Amarinder Singh said, “You were a minister in my cabinet. You never complained about Aroosa Alam. She has been getting approval from the Government of India for 16 years. Or are you alleging that the NDA and the Congress-led UPA government had collusion with the ISI during this time.” He also posted an old picture of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and Aroosa Alam shaking hands.
Captain Amarinder said that the Punjab Police was being engaged in this baseless investigation at the cost of the security of the state.
He tweeted, “I am concerned that instead of focusing on maintaining law and order when the menace of terrorism is high and festivals are around the corner, you have engaged the DGP in a baseless investigation at the cost of Punjab’s security.”
This debate did not stop here and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa also replied to Captain Amarinder Singh by tweeting four.
Hitting back at the same, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said, “Regarding the election promises, I remind your Sir @capt_amarinder that it was you who took the investigation into the Maur blast, Bargari sacrilege and drugs cases to their logical conclusion. Failed, rest assured, these are all cases. It will be taken to its logical conclusion in the coming days.”
He tweeted, “Almighty is always great as you have suffered Capt Amarinder because you failed to fulfill your commitment to Guru Sahib even after taking oath of holy ‘Gutka Sahib’. Punjab in safe hands under @incpunjab Govt. I am and will be.” .
To this the former CM replied to his media advisor Raveen Thukral, his media advisor, via Twitter handle, “As far as Bargari inquiry is concerned, I challenge you @sukhjinder_inc to take oath of Guru Granth Sahib Ji and refuse I submit that both the investigating officers Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh and Ranbir S are Khatra. Were appointed on your recommendations. Instead of leveling baseless allegations against me, do your job.”