Lambi (Muktsar):“Here is clear proof that our opponents have conceded defeat in these elections and were now resorting to such disruptive tactics,” the five time CM Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said.
Hours after a shoe was hurled at him during a poll campaign here, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said the incident proves beyond doubt that “his opponents have lost the game” and “want to scuttle” prospects of peaceful, free and fair poll.
However, Badal said “as father figure in the state,” he would continue to walk the path of patience, peace and communal harmony for development and prosperity of Punjab.
A shoe was on Wednesday hurled at Badal allegedly by 40-year-old Gurbachan Singh, a close relative of radical Sikh leader Amrik Singh Ajnala, during his campaign at Ratta Khera village.
The shoe first hit a security personnel and then touched Badal’s turban. The accused, a resident of Jhurd Khera village near Abohar was soon nabbed.
“Behind such incidents are people who want to set Punjab on flames again and push the youth back into the jaws of bloodshed and confrontation, from which people of the state have emerged after unspeakable sacrifices,” the 89-year-old Akali patriarch said.
These desperate elements have the backing of our political rivals, who are increasingly getting desperate, seeing all their tall-talks about the elections turning out to be mere