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Punjab Congress chief and prospective chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday described his party's stunning performance in assembly elections in the state as a "mandate to clean up Punjab."
The Congress and its ally, the Communist Party of India, has won a simple majority winning 59 of the 104 results declared so far.
Addressing a media conference in Chandigarh he said: "Cleaning up the Punjab Public Service Commission is one of our main priorities. We won't allow it to sell jobs."
Reiterating his pre-poll promise to set up a commission to probe corruption charges against Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his family, Captain Singh
said: "Badal will have to face the consequences, but there will be no witch hunt."
He, however, declined to give any timeframe to set up the commission. On the corruption case against former Congress chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, he said: "Law will take its own course."
Captain Singh said the leader of the Congress Legislature Party would be elected in Chandigarh on February 26.