Punjab Congress spokesperson Sunil Jakhar Saturday said the party expressed solidarity with the family of Jagdish Gagneja, the RSS leader who was attacked last week.
“We are two parties of different political ideologies but in their hour of crisis, we stand wih Gagneja’s family who is a victim of political criminalisation,” said Jakhar, who had come to Hero DMC Heart Institute where Gagneja is admitted. Doctors said his condition continues to be critical.
“According to me, Punjab is reaping whatever Akalis had sown in the past nine-and-a-half years ago and as the BJP is party to this crime, the RSS leader suffered because of this. So it is not a question of political affiliation, but a question of deteriorating law and order of Punjab and hence we are equally concerned about health of RSS leader,” said Jakhar. “The DGP of Punjab said that 57 gangs are operational in Punjab. I strongly believe that political patronage is the reason that these gangs are flourishing and instead of nabbing the gangsters, police is busy counting their numbers.”
Jakhar, talking of CM’s statement that he will challenge HC decision of CPS in, said, “Rather than paying salaries of teachers, scholarships of SC students, pension of war heroes – CM is more bothered about CPSes. Instead they should be told to refund salary drawn by CPSes in the last four years.”
Jakhar also questioned AAP’s silence over quashing of CPSs in Punjab. He said, “This shows their true colour as AAP is already has an army of CPSes in Delhi.”
Apart from Jakhar- actor and Gurdaspur MP Vinod Khanna also visited DMCH for few minutes. Sitaram Vyas- general secretary RSS North Zone also came to inquire health of Gagneja.