As the question hour began, SAD president Sukhbir Badal and AAP legislature party chief H S Phoolka demanded an apology from the Speaker and Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for “denigration” of Sikh values in the Assembly which they said had hurt the sentiments of Sikhs.
Navjot Singh Sidhu said the Akalis were in no position to lecture him about decorum because they themselves had been abusing the Speaker and hurling paper missiles at him. “I am not a coward. Facts will not cease to exist if they are ignored.”
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal was in Amritsar to attend a meeting with SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar and other members on this issue on Monday evening.
Punjab election results 2017: The Congress will return to power after ten years.
Rumours of Kejriwal moving to Punjab gained fervour after Delhi deputy chief minister and senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia told an election gathering to vote in the February 4 election assuming that Kejriwal would be the chief minister of the state.
Manmohan Singh had yesterday released the Congress election manifesto.
Both Badal and Sukhbir said there was hardly any probability of the Congress forming the next government in Punjab.
The Deputy CM, who also holds Home portfolio, however said that the state government would uncover the conspiracy behind the jail break incident at all cost.
Apart from Sukhbir, Bhagwant Mann also challenged state Congress chief Amarinder Singh to contest against him in Jalalabad.
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Even officials of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Lakhowal), whose chief Ajmer Singh Lakhowal is considered close to the Badals and is chairman of Punjab Mandi Board, and Bhartiya Kisan Union (Mann) denied knowing such a group.
The Indian Express spoke to several senior leaders of SAD and the only thing they knew commonly was that Sukhbir, who is also SAD president, would be back by June 15.
Making a firm resolve, the chief minister said that forces posing a threat to the state’s peace would never be tolerated.
The High Court verdict voided the 2011 election of SGPC. Since then the SGPC house has been in limbo.
“I don’t’ care about my government in the state. We are ready to make any sacrifice for the state. We will not allow a single drop of water to go outside Punjab,” said Sukhbir.