Amarinder claimed that his government had adequate disaster relief funds to tackle the situation. He also expressed gratitude to the 1st Armoured Division of the Army, based in Patiala, for the help extended to the district administration to provide relief to the people.
Organisations have already demanded the arrest of the SAD president and former DGP while at the same time they will be planning their next course of action after bhog of Akhad path sahib at Bargari Gurdwara.
This week, Sikh outfits carried out a “rosh march” from Bargari to Badal village, calling for action against the Badals on the issue of desecration, but villagers from here stayed away. Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh also often raises this issue to flog the Akali Dal.
Trying to catch up, the Akalis have already started their campaign. Party president Sukhbir Badal has covered 60 of the 117 Assembly segments and is addressing two ‘worker milni (worker meetings)’ every day.
Clashes broke out after Congress workers started sloganeering against Akali Dal for their alleged involvement in sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, to which Akali workers responded with slogans against Congress for 1984 anti-Sikh riots.