Amarinder accuses Badal of orchestrating sacrilege incidents

Malerkotla: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Amarinder Singh on Wednesday accused Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal of “orchestrating” incidents of sacrilege to “polarise” people for his vested interests.

“There was a pattern in these incidents starting from the desecration of Guru Granth Sahab in Bargari, followed by the desecration of Gita in Ludhiana and the Quran in Malerkotla,” he alleged.

Besides, there was a well planned attack on Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale and no action has been taken against the culprits, claimed Amarinder during his interaction with people of the Malerkotla assembly constituency.

He said even after many weeks of murderous attack on RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja in Jalandhar no culprit had been identified, leave aside arrested.

“It is impossible for the culprits to go scot-free if they are not enjoying the government patronage”, he alleged during his ‘Halke vich programme.’

He claimed, once the Congress forms government each and every case will be investigated.

“And I am sure every incident will lead us to the Badal’s door as he is quite capable of getting such things done,” he said.

The PCC president asked the Chief Minister to clarify his plans about paddy procurement which looks so uncertain.

A number of people complained they were slapped with false cases at the alleged behest of local MLA’s husband Azhar Alam.

He said all the fake FIRs will be cancelled and Alam will be brought to book.

“You don’t need to take law into your own hands, I will take your revenge lawfully after forming the government”, he said.

Reacting to the demands of local residents, Amarinder promised that Malerkotla will be made a district and a medical college will be set up which he had promised during his previous regime.

Besides, industry will be encouraged to set up projects here so that the local youth get the jobs. He promised equal opportunities to all with due representation to Shia-Muslim community members.