People have lost faith in capacity of Congress Government: SAD
Expressing “grave concern over the fast deteriorating law and order situation in Punjab”, the Shiromani Akali Dal on Sunday said that the people have lost faith in the capacity of the Congress Government to deliver, especially in ensuring safety and security to life and property to the people.
“They were promising the moon in four weeks. But it is four months today and they are taking the State towards lawlessness, chaos and utter mismanagement. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in the alarming drift on the law and order front,” read a resolution passed at SAD legislature party meeting.
In a separate resolution, the meeting also expressed deep anguish over the loss of 17 lives of Amarnath Yatra pilgrims a day before. Meeting conveyed sincerest condolences and sympathies with members of the bereaved families.
The meeting passed another resolution expressing profound concern over eight Punjabi pilgrims who have gone missing after paying obeisance at Hemkunt Sahab. The party urged the Government to take immediate steps to get relief operations expedited.
“The Government should take up the issue with Uttrakhand Government in this regard,” read the resolution.
The meeting, presided over by former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, expressed “shock and disbelief” over the tragic killing of a Pastor, and also conveyed its condolences, support and prayers to family and friends of the deceased pastor.
Badal described the killing of Sultan Masih as “a grim reminder of the inability of the State administration to preserve the atmosphere of peace and communal harmony which the Congress Government had inherited from its SAD-BJP counterpart in March this year”.
“It seems that Government appears to be absent and there is vast gap between the people and the Government. Having no one to go to in the Government for the redress of their grievances, people were feeling frustrated with the situation,” he said.
Condemning the murder of a pastor in Ludhiana, SAD president Sukhbir Badal said that no one was safe in Punjab with the State witnessing a complete breakdown in law and order under Congress rule.
Sukhbir, expressing his condolences to the family of the deceased pastor Sultan Masih as well as the Christian community, said that it was unfortunate that the State had descended into jungle raj under Congress rule.
Asking the Government to wake up from its slumber and enforce the rule of law, Sukhbir said that if this was not done quickly, there was danger of Punjab slipping into the dark days of turmoil again.
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