Ludhiana: Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Monday refused to tender apology over his controversial remarks in the state assembly on December 20, saying it was Congress MLA Rana Gurjit Singh who first provoked him.

He said that first Rana should tender apology before all the Punjabis for taking the level of discussion in Assembly to such a "low level".

Majithia was interacting with the media persons after attending a ceremony in Ludhiana on Monday. He alleged the Congress leaders were unnecessarily making a hue and cry about his speech in Vidhan Sabha, as they had no other issue to misguide the people of the state.

He claimed that the position of law and order was much better in Punjab than the states being ruled by Congress. He said that even in the report of National Crime Report Bureau (NCRB), there were eight Congress ruled states out of first ten where the law and order situation was worst in the country and Punjab do not figure anywhere.


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