Badal again attacks Congress ahead of 2017 polls
With the 2017 assembly polls just down the lane, Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal has been launching attacks on Congress to woo the Sikh vote bank. Addressing a conference of the Shiromani Akali Dal at Khadoor Sahib on Wednesday, Badal said that there was no parallel in world history when the government of a country had attacked its own religious shrine as done by Congress on Sri Harmandir Sahib.
Citing the 1984 Sikh genocide, Badal said that the Congress had perpetrated carnage of innocent Sikhs in Delhi after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indra Gandhi.
Blaming Captain Amarinder Singh for helping the Union government in looting the natural resources of Punjab, CM Badal said that Captain was also present on the eve of the inauguration of Satluj-Yamuna Link Canal by the then Prime Minister Indra Gandhi back in the 1980s.
Not even exempting AAP, terming the Aam Aadmi Party as a bunch of unprincipled leaders, Badal said that the anti-Sikh forces keen to disturb the hard-earned peace of Punjab were hobnobbing with AAP to bring back “black days” in Punjab.
Commenting on Navjot Sidhu’s decision of not floating his newly formed Awaaz-e-Punjab as the fourth front in Punjab, Badal said that Sidhu was changing his stance again and again in order to get a better bargain with one or another political party.