Union Minister Preneet Kaur on Friday came down heavily on the ruling SAD-BJP government in Punjab for allegedly creating atmosphere of fear and terror in the state in the run up to the May 19 elections.
Campaigning for block samiti and zila parishad elections in various villages in the district,the local Congress MP said,We have not seen so much terror and fear among the people of Punjab and people have been threatening not to vote for Congress.
I have been receiving complaints on daily basis and insecurity prevails among Congress workers. At many places,our candidates were forced to withdraw from the fray as they were threatened by police, she added.
Asked about the killing of a Congress supporter at Bathinda,she said: You cannot win over people by threatening and killing them.
We have been demanding President rule in the state as Akali goons have been ruling using police as their workers. It is a fit case for Presidents rule in Punjab as those responsible for protecting people have been resorting to such killings, said Kaur.