Amarinder Singh Alleges Badal's Hand in Incidents of Sacrilege in Punjab

Malerkotla (Pb)
Amarinder Singh Alleges Badal's Hand in Incidents of Sacrilege in Punjab
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Amarinder Singh Alleges Badal's Hand in Incidents of Sacrilege in Punjab

Punjab PCC chief Amarinder Singh today accused Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal of "orchestrating" incidents of sacrilege to "polarise" people for his vested interests.

"There was a pattern in these incidents starting from the desecration of Guru Granth Sahab in Bargari, followed by the desecration of Gita in Ludhiana and the Quran in Malerkotla," he alleged.

Besides, there was a well planned attack on Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale and no action has been taken against the culprits, claimed Amarinder during his interaction with people of the Malerkotla assembly constituency.

He said even after many weeks of murderous attack on RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja in Jalandhar no culprit had been identified, leave aside arrested.

"It is impossible for the culprits to go scottfree if they are not enjoying the government patronage", he alleged during his 'Halke vich programme' here.

He claimed, once the Congress forms government each and every case will be investigated.

"And I am sure every incident will lead us to the Badal's door as he is quite capable of getting such things done," he said.

The PCC president asked the Chief Minister to clarify his plans about paddy procurement which looks so uncertain.

A number of people complained they were slapped with false cases at the alleged behest of local MLA's husband Azhar Alam.

He said all the fake FIRs will be cancelled and Alam will be brought to book.

"You don't need to take law into your own hands, I will take your revenge lawfully after forming the government", he said.

Reacting to the demands of local residents, Amarinder promised that Malerkotla will be made a district and a medical college will be set up which he had promised during his previous regime.

Besides, industry will be encouraged to set up projects here so that the local youth get the jobs. He promised equal opportunities to all with due representation to Shia-Muslim community members.}

Meanwhile, at Sunam in Sangrur district,Amarinder charged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with trying to get rid of AAP's state convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur to pave the way for his own entry into Punjab.

Chhotepur has an unblemished record of over 40 years in public life, he said.

Amarinder sought deployment of adequate central security forces during the 2017 assembly elections. It is important as Punjab was "faced with a serious law and order problem with about sixty criminal gangs active in the state". Besides, two terror attacks in the state last year make it all the more necessary, he added.

He said, the Congress can face elections anytime. It was far ahead of the Akali-BJP alliance and the AAP.

"We don't see any competition leave aside a challenge from anyone", he said, while claiming the Akali-BJP alliance was already on the way out and AAP had started disintegrating.

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