0

Punjab Cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh tenders his resignation

first_imgPunjab Cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh, who has been under fire from the Opposition for his alleged involvement in sand mining auctions, has submitted his resignation as Power and Irrigation minister to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.“I have given my resignation from the ministry to the Captain Sahib. I gave my resignation personally to the Chief Minister a week back,” he said today.Rana Gurjit Singh, who is an MLA from Kapurthala, has been handling the power and irrigation portfolios.When asked why he gave his resignation, he said that the Opposition was trying to corner the Chief Minister by making false allegations against him and was demanding his resignation.“I have now tendered my resignation,” Rana Gurjit Singh said.However, there is no official confirmation of the acceptance of his resignation.The opposition, especially AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira, was demanding Rana Gurjit Singh’s resignation from the Chief Minister after the cabinet minister’s name had last year allegedly figured in the sand mining auctions.The State government had then formed the Justice JS Narang Commission following allegations involving Rana Gurjit Singh in the sand mining auctions conducted by the mining department in May last year.The commission was mandated to probe all aspects of the allegations of impropriety against the irrigation and power minister in the multi-crore sand mining auctions.The minister had claimed that there was no wrongdoing in the auctions.This year, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had reportedly issued summons for January 17 to Rana Inder Partap Singh, son of minister Rana Gurjit Singh, in connection with the raising of funds abroad by floating global depository receipts for one of the family-owned companies allegedly without the mandatory permission of the Reserve Bank of India.“Opposition again made hue and cry that ED had issued summons. Though, I am not looking after the business, the reply will be given to them (ED),” said Rana Gurjit Singh, who has been considered close to the Chief Minister.last_img read more

0

Record 20 teams joining new PBA D-League season

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion There will be a total of 15 school-based squads competing including Far Eastern University, University of Santo Tomas, National University, Letran and San Sebastian.Returning for another season are Centro Escolar University, Che’Lu Bar & Grill,Marinerong Pilipino, Batangas-EAC, and AMA Online Education, University of Perpetual Help and Wangs Basketball.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars LATEST STORIES Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ A PBA D-League record of 20 teams will be participating in the upcoming 2019 season, which tips off on February 14 at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.Bannering the field are collegiate champions Ateneo, San Beda and St. Claire of National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) and Go for Gold-College of St. Benilde, which is coming off a championship run in the 2018 Foundation Cup.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Terrence Romeo adds depth to history-seeking Beermen Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more