The Punjab government appointed deputy chief minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa’s son-in-law Tarun Vir Singh Lehal as an additional advocate general (AAG) of the state on Monday.
A notification regarding this was issued by department of home affairs and the Justice said that another advocate, Mukesh Chander Berry, has also been appointed as an AAG.
The government has engaged the services of Sumeet Mahajan as senior additional advocate general, Aadil Singh Boparai as additional advocate general, and Rehatbir Singh Maan as deputy advocate general.
Jobs to relatives of ministers, legislators and senior Congress leaders have time and again created uproar in the Congress government.
In June, when the Captain Amarinder Singh-led government had announced to appoint the sons of Ludhiana North Congress MLA Rakesh Pandey and Qadian MLA Fateh Jung Bajwa as naib tehsildar and inspector, Randhawa had opposed the move inside the cabinet and outside as well.
Besides Tarun Vir Singh Lehal, the govt has appointed Mukesh Chander Berry as AAG; Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa had opposed appointment of MLAs’ kin.
Earlier Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa had opposed the then Capt Amarinder Singh cabinet’s decision in June to appoint the sons of MLAs Rakesh Pandey and Fateh Jung Bajwa as naib tehsildar and inspector, respectively.