November 18, 2015 4:06:16 am
The crackdown on the organisers of the Sarbat Khalsa may continue in the coming days as Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday warned of more arrests. “Around 30 arrests have been made and they have brought peace back in Punjab. Those who have been left will also be arrested soon for complete peace in Punjab,” Sukhbir said as he addressed a gathering of SAD workers here on Tuesday evening.
“They (Sarbat Khalsa organisers) have made criminals their leaders. Bigger criminals have been given bigger posts by so-called Panthic leaders. I will not allow them to revive terrorism in the state. I will not hesitate if I have to give my life to save Punjab,” Sukhbir said.
Challenging ‘outsiders’ he said: “Those who have been challenging Akali workers by sitting in foreign countries should come to Punjab. We will not allow anyone to hurt even a single Akali worker and will give them a befitting reply,” he added.
Apart from the crackdown, Sukhbir said the government will focus on development. He claimed the Punjab cabinet was going to take some historic decisions in its meeting on November 19.
“We are going to recruit 2.19 lakh youth in different government jobs. The decision for this will be made in the November 19 cabinet meeting. Apart from that, we will spend Rs 35 to Rs 40 crore on every assembly segment. We will leave no stone unturned to develop the state,” the deputy CM said.
He added that Rs 6,000 crore will be spent to develop infrastructure in Punjab’s villages.
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