Hoshiarpur: Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee president Amarinder Singh on Thursday blamed Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for the spate of violent incidents in the state, including the attack on state RSS vice-president, saying he (Badal) was deliberately trying to create fear and polarise people along communal lines to make political capital out of it.He said these gangs were being patronised by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal as he wanted to use these gangs in the elections.
Talking to reporters along the sidelines of the ‘Halqe vich Captain’ programme here, Capt said that Sukhbir could not pass off everything on the ISI. “We all know what ISI is up to, but what are you doing to stop it from executing its nefarious designs,” he asked Sukhbir, while adding that, “Mere breast beating and blaming them will not solve any problem and you need to act”.
Amarinder maintained that there was a consistent pattern in what happened in Bargadi, where Guru Granth Sahab was desecrated, followed by the desecration of Bhagwad Gita in Ludhiana and the desecration of Quran in Malerkotla. “And then came the attack on the RSS leader”, he pointed out, while alleging that the Chief Minister was deliberately orchestrating all this to polarise people for vested partisan interests.
Responding to HS Phoolka’s threat of filing a defamation suit against him, he said that he was welcome to do that. Reiterating that Phoolka charged for pleading the riot victims cases, he said, let him (Phoolka) explain as from where did he get the money to have palatial house and office in posh localities of Delhi as he has not been doing anything else (other than pleading the riot victims cases).Capt later addressed a workers’ meeting of the Sham Churasi assembly segment.
Capt connects with special children
Blind children and members of the Sant Narayan Dass Blind and Handicapped Society from Hoshiarpur came to meet Capt Amarinder Singh and discuss their grievances with him. They even sang a song on the ills of smoking during the event.
They discussed their problems with Capt, who was quick to promise all help and ensure arrangements for their education and jobs when he comes to power. He even gave them chocolates and Punjab da Captain T-shirts.
Members of the Blind and Handicapped Society had sent a video to Capt, requesting him to hear them during his visit to the constituency. Moved by their appeal, he invited them to his event. He even posted the video on his Facebook and Twitter page with his reply.
Capt’s query on Rs 600 cr loan
Amritsar: Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee president Amarinder Singh has asked the state government to explain as what happened to Rs 600 crore it had taken as loan from the Bank of Japan for laying out the drainage system in Amritsar.
Reacting to the flooding of the whole city due to heavy rains on Thursday, the Amritsar MP in a press release said the state government owed an explanation to the people of Amritsar as what did it do with that money which had to be paid back to the bank.
The PPCC president announced that the Congress government would inquire into it and find out where the money had been siphoned off. He said had the money, taken as loan, been utilised properly, Amritsar would not have faced the problem of flooding and water logging like it was facing.
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