“Cong hatched dangerous conspiracies in the past, now AAP regime is following in their footsteps to set Punjab on fire”
Coming down heavily against the “puppet AAP regime” in Punjab for the “undeclared emergency” and “reign of repression and terror” let loose in the State, the Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday warned against the “dangerous” conspiracies to defame the most patriotic Sikh community for communal polarization and electoral gains.
“The same conspiracies were hatched and implemented by the Congress in the past and now the present regime is following in their footsteps to set Punjab on fire,” he said.”
SAD president said that the Government, led by Parkash Singh Badal, had pulled the state out of the bloody cycle of terror and repression and started an era of peace and progress. “But the governments that followed have pushed the State back into the jaws of insecurity and repression reminiscent of the dark and tragic era of the eighties,” he added.
He said that the Sikhs are the most patriotic people and have made the greatest sacrifices for securing and safeguarding the independence, the unity and integrity of India and we will do so again whenever the country needs it. “This is our country and the Sikhs need no certificate from anyone on their patriotism,” said Sukhbir, after an emergent meeting of party’s senior leaders.
At the same time, Sukhbir assured the people of Punjab that SAD “will fight all forces out to disturb peace and harmony here. SAD is the champion of the rights and a guarantor of peace and Sarbat da Bhala”.
Sukhbir also strongly condemned the “indiscriminate” arrests of innocent Sikh youth, especially the Amritdhari youth, on mere suspicion through resort to extra-constitutional methods. He demanded immediate release of all innocents arrested in the ongoing crackdown.