Kharar (Punjab): Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday held a Twitter Chaupal sitting under a ‘peepal’ tree at village Chuahr Majra, Kharar which is approximately 20 kilometers from Chandigarh. At the ‘chaupal’, he took a wide range of questions received on Twitter and directly from people who had come to take part in the meet organized in association with TwitterIndia.
The ‘CaptainDiChaupal’ saw people from all walks of life, and from regions as far as Ludhiana, braving the afternoon heat to interact with their chief minister on a host of subjects, ranging from agriculture to education, health, politics, sports and infrastructure, and some personal ones.
Chief Minister lambasted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for allegedly trying to destroy India’s unique strength of diversity with their “divisive politics”.
“The BJP is trying to destroy India’s unique strength of diversity with their divisive politics,” he said.
Amarinder Singh denied being soft on the Badals and asserted that he would not spare anyone found guilty.
“They (Badals) will have to face the consequences of their actions if found responsible,” he added.
“I believe in the Constitution and the rule of law, and am totally against politics of vendetta,” he declared, pointing out that even in his previous term, it was not he but the courts that had put Badal behind the bars.
He was referring to former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal’s comment earlier this year that his successor’s (Amarinder Singh) only aim was to put him behind bars. The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch was then reacting to the chief minister’s address in the Punjab Assembly in February wherein he vowed to punish those guilty of the “horrendous” 2015 sacrilege incidents in the state.
Badal had earlier termed the Special Investigation Team formed to probe sacrilege and police firing incidents in 2015 and Justice Ranjit Singh Commission set up by the Congress government as a “drama” and asserted: “Amarinder’s only goal is to put me in jail.”