Akalis setting stage for large-scale violence in Punjab: Amarinder Singh

Punjab Congress Chief reiterated his demand for President’s Rule in the state.

By: Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published:November 28, 2016 4:24 am
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PUNJAB CONGRESS president Captain Amarinder Singh slammed Badals for Nabha jailbreak and alleged that “Khalistani terrorists and other dreaded gangsters have been deliberately freed from prison for use in polls by Akalis”. The Captain held a roadshow in various Sangrur, Dhuri and Mehal Kalan on Sunday. Alleging that the brazen daylight jailbreak would have not been possible without government complicity, he said, “The Akalis are setting the stage for large-scale violence in the state ahead of polls.”

Claiming that the Congress has raised the issue of law and order with the Election Commission, Amarinder reiterated his demand for President’s Rule in the state, adding that with 52 criminal gangs active in Punjab, according to the DGP’s own admission, it was clear that the Akalis were hell-bent on destroying peace in state to win the elections.

Captain said the jailbreak has triggered fears of revival of terrorism ahead of elections. He added that the Khalistani terrorists were being fed across the border by the Pakistan government, while the Badal government was playing into their hands by allowing hardcore terrorists walk effortlessly out of high-security prisons.

Amarinder said such incidents were not only detrimental to Punjab’s interests but would lower the morale of the police.