Muktsar: Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said that national Congress, Vice President, Rahul Gandhi was carrying forward his family’s notorious legacy of anti-Punjabism and anti-Sikhism. Interacting with media persons on the sidelines of Sangat Darshan programme in Malout assembly segment on Tuesday, CM said that right from late Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi to Rahul Gandhi, entire Gandhi family has treated Punjabis in general and Sikhs in particular as their bitter enemies.
Reminding the people about hostile attitude of Gandhi family and Congress towards the state and its people, he said successive Congress governments at Centre have tormented the psyche of Sikhs by irrelevantly meddling in their social, economic, political and even religious affairs. Badal said that no Punjabi could forgive Congress for attack on Sri Darbar Sahib and for inhumane butchering of thousands of innocent Sikhs
Chief Minister said that young Gandhi scion was following footsteps of his ancestors by defaming hard working Punjabis as drug addicts. “The state has suffered a lot from indifferent attitude of Gandhi family and Rahul is just propagating that tradition by labeling Punjabis as drug addicts” added CM.
CM said that Rahul Gandhi has or his party has no ‘magic wand’ to eliminate the menace of drugs adding that the state government was leaving no stone unturned to make Punjab a totally drug free state. He said that not even an ounce of drug was produced in state but the state is being defamed just because it is fighting war against this evil.
Earlier, addressing the gatherings in village Lakhewali, Ramgarh Choonga and Bhaagsar, CM reiterated that both Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) were hobnobbing with each other to snatch legitimate share of Punjab’s water.
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