Punjab’s Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal hurled a series of allegations against the country’s oldest surviving political party on Saturday morning to which Congress chief in Punjab refuted by saying that the former is frustrated over his inabilities.
Here’s the list of allegations made by Badal
1. Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has hit out at the Congress party calling the oldest surviving political party in the country as anti-national.
2. He has also claimed the party to have links with the ISI simply for the sake of political gains.
3. The SAD leader said that Congress party was behind the political turmoil that burnt Punjab for 15 years during the Khalistan movement just to replace SAD from Punjab.
4. He said today the party under Rahul Gandhi is also trying to emulate his predecessors in the 80s and create a similar kind of tension.
5. He further alleged that in order to win elections the Congress party is aligning with pro-Khalistani rebels for the forthcoming 2018 Assembly elections suggesting that some Congress members were even present at a rally hosted by such an outfit.
In his reply, the ex- CM, Amrinder Singh said, “Badal is frustrated over his own failures and he has tried to justify the failure of his own government for maintaining law and order,” at a press conference held on Saturday evening.
He added, “Akalis (SAD) carried out controlled destabilisation via communal troubles to divert focus from public anger with the government.”
He further added, “Everyday Akalis are getting beaten up by public in Punjab, even yesterday one leader was beaten up.”
This verbal duel comes after a Congress party delegation of senior members led-by Rahul Gandhi earlier met President Pranab Mukherjee demanding President’s rule in the state after violent clashes, following the death of two persons who were protesting against the desecration of the Sikh holy book in October.
The Congress has demanded a judicial probe into the incident by a sitting judge of the Supreme Court, dismissing the CBI probe initiated by the state government, run by alliance partners BJP and SAD.