Congress is anti-national’, derecognise it, says Sukhbir Badal

Badal alleged that Congress was making efforts to destabilise peace and communal harmony in Punjab by extending support to extremist elements.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 22, 2015 8:48 am
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Describing the Congress as anti-national, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday called for the derecognition of the party.

Speaking at a press meet, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal charged Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi with trying to encourage secessionist forces in the state. He also claimed that Congress leaders in the state were involved in the November 10 convention of separatist elements, called Sarbat Khalsa, in Chabba village near Amritsar.

Badal later led a delegation of Akali leaders to President Pranab Mukherjee to draw his attention to the alleged Congress efforts to destabilise peace and communal harmony in Punjab by extending support to extremist elements.

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The SAD, in a statement, said that a party memorandum to the President had called for steps to check the Congress from stoking communal sentiments and using anti-national forces to disturb peace in the state. Badal was accompanied by party MPs Naresh Gujral, Prem Singh Chandumajra, Balwinder Singh Bhundur and Sher Singh Ghubaya, besides DSGMC president Manjit Singh G K and Manjinder Singh Sirsa.

The move comes two days after Rahul, accompanied by some Congress leaders, met the President to demand a judicial inquiry into the Faridkot incident, in which two persons were killed during protests against alleged desecration of the Sikh holy book.

Badal alleged that several Congress leaders had shared the stage with separatist elements. He said these included Ramanjit Singh Sikki, known for his proximity to Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh, and Inderjit Singh Zira. Badal also claimed to be in possession of evidence which purportedly shows Congress leaders guiding separatist leaders on the proceedings at the convention, including formulation of resolutions.

He also alleged that Congress leaders had provided logistical support to the organisers of the convention, which named Jagtar Singh Hawara, convicted for the assassination of Beant Singh, as the high priest of the Akal Takht. The gathering, Badal alleged, had demanded a Khalistan.

The Congress “plot”, the SAD chief said, was reminiscent of its behaviour in the 1980s, when it allegedly propped up separatist elements to weaken the Akalis. He said: “Why doesn’t the Congress high command take action against party leaders who had participated in the Sarbat Khalsa if they did not have its go-ahead?”

Asked whether the state government had taken action against people who raised secessionist demands, Badal said 25 people had been booked on this count.

 

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    Dinesh
    Nov 22, 2015 at 10:03 am
    Congress is sran side because Indra Husband was muslim
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      Jai Telangana
      Nov 21, 2015 at 4:55 pm
      This alleged British Citizen Rahul, who is both incompetent and greedy, and has inherited the important Congress Party VP position through the endless Nehru-hi dynasty, seems more interested in getting back into power, than putting the country's interests first! And Congress will even collude with stan than try to win in an open and free election process!!
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        Partha Gopalan
        Nov 21, 2015 at 9:54 pm
        1) Cong VP owns multiple foreign companies, and with the help from congressi and brother-in-law swindled off billions of public money. Finally this ends up in Hawala which is used by Pak ISI to black mail India into submission(which is what is happening with MA Aiyer and Khurshid) 2) Conjured with Pak army and ISI to bring down its own government and people, again would any one born in India with a bit of Indian-ness in their heart would never have done that. 3) Divided the nation on religous lines since 1947, continued the policy of British before Independence which resulted in tragic parion. The division is done wantedly to maintain the electorate. The division is also done by using devious methods - conducting false attacks and using the media in their favor to create some kind of intolerant atmosphere, there by inducing fear. 3) Co-opted and encouraged every casteist and separatist elements - Lalu, DMK, SP. 4) Nepotism - by keeping the dynasty in power centers , discouraging other capable people to come out. This is the same mind set in India too. If you are born rich, you dont have to work. 5) Bad governance and corruption - Gained on the work done by NDA 1, but never really pushed for anything major. But swindled off billions of tax payers money with the help of Vadra, P Chidambaram and his son, Vadra , Vohra
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          Partha Gopalan
          Nov 21, 2015 at 9:54 pm
          By all these counts, its definitely anti-national and pro-corruption
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            Partha Gopalan
            Nov 22, 2015 at 12:31 am
            Dont you know Congress is held captive by stani ISI because of mis-deed around Hawala moeny hiden in Dubai? Why would MA Aiyer always is spokesperson of Pak, because he is the knight for the templar, or the swordsman for the Congres party which is seriously being black bailed by ISI for having done nefarious activities all the while. Pappu's girl friend is Colombian drug lord's daughter. Ottavio Quattrachi was Sonia handymen in Italy hiding away all the cash(Close to 40 biilion in USD). Do you know how they took Anderson out of the country after Bhopal gas tragedy?
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