The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said a tainted person like Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa had no moral authority to speak on the subject of drugs keeping in view his family history even as it maintained the SAD would continue to work to take the war against drugs to its logical conclusion not only in Punjab but in the country also.
Partap Bajwa is not only making a laughing stock of himself but his party also by hallucinating in broad day light about coming back to power besides taking on the drug battlers instead of the drug lords and drug mafia, senior party leader Maheshinder Singh Grewal said in a statement here today.
“Before taking on those who have finished availability of drugs in Punjab and are now moving to seal the international border also, Bajwa should tell the people about his contribution in the war against drugs. Or better still he should tell the people of Punjab what the people of Majha already know about his family’s past history. He could also enlighten the people why he has always supported people with a shady past and why former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh had written a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi detailing his links with militants and drug dealers.
Mr Grewal asserted that it was people like the Pradesh Congress head who had virtually wiped out an entire generation through their inaction and even alleged connivance which had led to an increase in drugs in Punjab. “Now when the Punjab government under chief minister S Parkash Singh Badal has taken assertive action by arresting the king pins and their peddlers besides de addicting more than three lakh people, various anti national lobbies which look at Mr Partap Singh Bajwa for support are feeling frustrated at the turn of events. This explains Bajwa’s recent utterances in which he seems to have lost his mental equilibrium and started blabbering in frustration”, the akali leader added.
Mr Grewal said the only crisis Bajwa needed to worry about was the one in his own party. “You have been rejected by the complete rank and file of the Punjab Congress. The situation has become such that even block level Congress presidents question your leadership. You know that in such a situation the Congress will be ranked fourth at the hustings in the next assembly elections in 2017. It is this feeling of despair and complete abandonment by your own party which is clawing at you and making you lose all powers of reasoning and is responsible for your recent rants”, the party spokesman said.
The SAD leader also congratulated S Parkash Singh Badal for launching a public movement for a “Nasha Mukt Bharat” and stressing the need for greater vigilance at the borders for which three ‘dharnas’ are being held on January 5 at Attari, Hussainiwala and Sadki. “If you (Partap Bajwa) had any decency and wanted to distance yourself from the drug mafia lobby you would have come forward and associated yourself with this pious move to free the country from drugs. But knowing you and your family it seems too much to expect this from you”, Mr Grewal added.