Won't allow forces to push Punjab into turbulent times: Parkash Singh Badal
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said that some forces are trying to push the state into \"turbulent times\" during militancy by vitiating its peaceful atmosphere and urged people to not fall prey to their \"divisive agenda.\"
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said that some forces are trying to push the state into "turbulent times" during militancy by vitiating its peaceful atmosphere and urged people to not fall prey to their "divisive agenda."
Addressing the gathering during Sangat Darshan programme at Khadoor Sahib, Goindwal Sahib, Bharowal and Fatehabad villages in Khadoor Sahib Assembly segment here today, Mr Badal said that Punjab had suffered a major setback during black days of militancy.
"But due to the massive efforts of the SAD-BJP alliance government, the state was put on the path of high growth trajectory... Unfortunately some forces who are not for the development of the state were again trying to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere of Punjab," he said.
The chief minister urged the people of state to not fall prey to "divisive agenda of such forces and foil their nefarious designs". He said that public support was the basic necessity to promote the ethos of communal harmony, peace and amity in the state.
"I assure you that with your pro-active support and fulsome cooperation, we will not allow any force to push our state again into turbulent times," Mr Badal said. Punjab has been rocked by series of incidents of sacrilege recently.
The five-time chief minister also launched a scathing attack on senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh, calling him a "chronic turncoat" for "frequently shifting his loyalty from one party to another throughout his entire political career."
"How anyone could rely on Amarinder Singh?" questioned the chief of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). Mr Badal said that Amarinder Singh once a sworn Akali was now "desperately flexing muscles to take over as the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC)".
14 Nov 2019 3:29 PM GMT