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.
With the case now over, said party insiders, Sidhu, who led the demand within the Congress for punitive action against the Akalis for their alleged misdeeds during their 10 years in government, is likely to become more vociferous.