Capt amarinder to take on badal on home ground of lambi to expose his real face
INVC NEWS Chandigarh,
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has decided to take on Akali veteran Parkash Singh Badal on the latter’s home ground in Lambi for misleading the people of the state on the sensitive issue of sacrilege cases.
The Chief Minister will hold a rally in Lambi, the Assembly constituency of Badal, in the last week of September, after the Zila Parishad elections in the state, a spokesperson said here on Sunday.
The spokesperson said Captain Amarinder Singh had taken serious note of Badal’s continued and wilful attempts to create communal unrest in the state through his deceitful statements on the report of Justice (Retd) Ranjit Singh on the widespread incidents of sacrilege that had taken place during the SAD-BJP rule. The Chief Minister said that Badal had a habit of raising communal passions by spreading a web of lies and misusing religion every time around the elections, and vowed to expose the Akali leader’s real face to the people of Punjab.
The former Chief Minister had been trying to spread a disinformation campaign on the issue of Bargarhi and other sacrilege cases, as well as the incidents of police firing on innocent and peaceful protestors in Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura, since the Commission had come out with its report, said Captain Amarinder Singh.
Badal, who had been under fire ever since the report was tabled in the state Assembly, was clearly desperate to divert public attention from his own role in these cases, said the Chief Minister, lambasting the former SAD chief for exploiting the religious sentiments of the people to protect his interests.
Badal has always misused religion to further his political ambitions and agenda, said Captain Amarinder Singh, pointing to the incidents of communal strife that had rocked the state ahead of every election, including the 2017 Assembly polls. Fortunately, however, the people of Punjab had seen through his attempts to destabilise the state and had voted him and his party decisively out of power, he added.
With the parliamentary elections now around the corner, Badal was once again try to whip up communal passions in a desperate bid to retrieve the lost political ground for his Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Captain Amarinder Singh said. The findings of the Ranjit Singh Commission had further fanned his fears, not just of total political oblivion but also of strict legal action for his shameful crimes, prompting him to once again resort to desperate measures to trigger unrest in the state, he added.
The Chief Minister made it clear that he would not allow Badal to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere of the state at any cost, and would expose his mal-intentions through the proposed rally.