Ludhiana: A coordinator of a Congress’s sports and culture cell in Dakha committed suicide while alleging that the party had let him down. But a senior party leader said that he had not blamed the party and had only asked the party to take care of his family.
Meanwhile, police have booked three persons — Preetam Singh, his nephew Baljinder Singh and panch Mohinder Singh — for abetment to suicide and arrested Baljinder and Mohnider. The deceased — Daljeet Singh Happy Bajwa of Jangpur — have termed all the three as Akali workers.
Before ending his life, Daljeet in an audio message addressed to newly-appointed PPCC president Navjot Singh said he has served the party for 30 years and he couldn’t even get atta-dal started for his family. He claimed that earlier, so many false cases were registered against him which destroyed him, but the party didn’t do anything for him.
In his message, Daljeet said even after four-and-a-half years of Congress government, no poor deserving families associated with him in Jangpur have been provided the atta-dal scheme, but those with good cars and houses (of Akalis) have got the same. He said despite Congress being in government, he was named in false attempt to murder case and party couldn’t help him get justice.
In the audio message, Daljeet further alleged that he had bought land and Akalis were creating hurdles. The deceased indicated that they were ready to get a second case registered against him. He named those persons in the audio message and said his soul will rest in peace after they are brought to book, Daljeet said.
He further said that he had worked for Congress for long, but the party had defeated him. He requests the PPCC president to take care of his family, especially his brother’s son, as he himself didn’t marry as he was committed to the party.
Daljeet said that since Sidhu has appointed as party’s state president, they might be heard now. He adds that he cannot leave the party, so he is ending life.
Reacting to Daljeet’s audio message, political secretary to chief minister Captain Sandeep Sandhu, who contested elections from Dakha constituency, said Daljeet did not blame the party, but some Akali Dal workers who were after his life and had lodged complaints against him. Sandhu said Daljeet expected from the the party to take care of his family.
Captain Sandhu said they will do whatever they can to ensure justice to the departed leader and strictest action would be taken against those found guilty.
Meanwhile, MLA Dakha Manpreet Singh Ayali said refuted the allegations levelled by Daljeet Singh, claiming that he was himself involved in wrong activities. He said since they are in opposition, so they are not being heard.
Police officials said Daljeet went near Hissowal village on a tractor and ended his life by allegedly consuming sulphas around 1pm. They added that after he was found unconscious and was shifted to a hospital where he died.
Box: Sidhu visits family, offers Rs 10L
PPCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu who along with cabinet minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu visited the house of Daljeet Singh at Jangpur and offered his condolences to his family. He also announced Rs 10 lakh relief from Congress for his family.
Cong let me down, leader says in suicide message | Chandigarh News – Times of India