Describing the SAD as an “unprincipled” party, Singh pointed to the party’s “double standards” on its ties with BJP, against which it is fighting tooth and nail in Haryana while seeking votes for its candidates in Punjab.
Badal and Majithia are accused of defaming the retired judge, who headed a one-man commission to probe desecration of religious texts and related police firing incidents, including those that happened under SAD-BJP rule in 2015.
A day after Sukhbir’s comments, Sikh group Dal Khalsa has said that it looked like both the Congress and the SAD were trying to protect Dera Sirsa men. The CBI closure report had given a clean chit to Dera followers in the case.
Badal, the SAD president, claimed that there were reports that ‘blue cards’, necessary to avail ‘atta-dal’ scheme, were being denied to Akali Dal supporters and that this was part of a Congress conspiracy to shut down the scheme.
The complaint was filed against Badal and Majithia for allegedly making defamatory statements against the retired judge in connection with the report filed by the Commission which investigated various incidents of desecration in Punjab.
New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): After meeting Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said there was no failure on part of the local police in the recent Pathankot terror attack, and asked people to stop critisising the national forces. Talking about the ongoing investigation, Badal said both the state government and National investigating agency (NIA) are investigating every aspect and soon the culprit will be punished. Badal said there is a need to increase BSF deployment in Punjab along the border with Pakistan.