Malout/Muktsar: Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday attacked Aam Aadmi Party saying the state could turn into “another Kashmir under fascist forces like AAP” with Pakistan “waiting” for just such an “opportunity” to revive extremism in the state.
Addressing public rallies in Malout and Muktsar, he alleged “the nexus between the Naxals and the Khalistanis in AAP will bring back the dark the days of terrorism in Punjab, which lost more than 35,000 lives to extremist violence”.
“Punjab can turn into another Kashmir under fascist forces like the AAP…Pakistan is waiting for just such an opportunity to revive extremism in Punjab,” Amarinder, who is the Congress’s chief ministerial candidate, said.
He dismissed Shiromani Akali Dal’s Badals and AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal as “meesne gappus and thugs (cunning liars and thieves)”.
“The rise of communal forces under the Badals, and now the extremist threat posed by Kejriwal to Punjab need to be countered before it can destroy the secular fabric of the state,” the former chief minister cautioned.
Warning the people against being taken in by the “lies” of ‘chitti topi wale’ (white-cap-wearing) Kejriwal, Amarinder said, “The AAP leader has exhibited his nefarious designs on Punjab after plunging Delhi into a mega mess”.
Asserting that he had no sympathies for anyone resorting to divisive religious politics for their personal gains, Amarinder said he would get the alleged cases of religious desecration investigated and bring the guilty to the book.
Calling upon the people to be cautious about whom they vote in this election, Amarinder expressed concern about the “collapse of agriculture” and farmer suicides, as well as the “flight of industry” from the state.
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