Amritsar: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh today said that a war between India and Pakistan will only lead to sufferings of people, particularly those living in the border areas. However, he reiterated that the attacks like those in Uri need to be dealt with iron fist to teach the perpetrators a lesson.
In an informal interaction with reporters after meeting the families of the school bus accident victims here today, Capt Amarinder said, it is the people in the border areas who suffer the worst during the armed hostilities. That is why, he added, he had insisted on limited retaliation against the Uri attack. He said, it was up to the army and the government of India to decide the course of action and retaliation.
The PCC president condemned the murderous attack on the party workers in Ajnala on Sunday while they were taking out a motorcycle rally. He said, he has asked the Amritsar Rural SSP, under whose jurisdiction the area falls, to register a case of “attempt to murder” against the culprits, who were no other than the Akali goons. He warned them that it was a matter of few months more when each one of them will be set right.
Replying to a question about Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal’s comment on the Congress campaign, Capt Amarinder advised him to better worry about his own party and its campaign.
He said, their (the Akalis’) countdown had already begun and it was just a matter of few months more when the elections will be announced and the writ of their government stops running in the state, they will not be able to venture out of their homes for campaigning.
“Take it from me, the Badals and the Majithia will be reduced and restricted just to the social media and they will campaign on the Facebook and whatsapp only as people will not allow them to come out of their secure environs”, he said, while maintaining that the Badals had already realised it and that is why they had sought extra security over and above the Z-Plus they are already getting.
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