CHANDIGARH: The Grand Old Party of India has often had to face controversy on the topic of nepotism. But leaders seem to have not learnt a lesson. The recently constituted Punjab State Board of Wildlife has Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s younger brother and son as members.
As per the notification issued by the department of Forests and Wildlife, the government reconstituted the board on June 7. The previous board constituted by the SAD-BJP government functioned for a period of three years and was given an extension for a year.
The CM is the chairman of the Board and the minister of Forests and Wildlife is the vice-chairman. Raja Malwinder Singh (younger brother of Capt Amarinder), and Raninder Singh (son of Capt Amarinder) are also part of the Board.
The 48-year-old Raninder Singh was also re-elected president of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) for a four-year term.
The other members of the Wildlife Board are Hardit Singh Sidhu, Maj AP Singh (Retd), Jaskaran Singh Sandhu, Tikka Shivchand Bhalan, Lt Col PS Grewal (Retd), Rupinder Sandhu, Jasbir Singh Jassu, Vishavdev Singh Sidhu; all known to the chief minister.
The term of the board is for three years which can be extended.