Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President, Captain Amarinder Singh sounded caution on SYL issue citing riots in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over Kauveri dispute.He reiterated that SC judges must take into consideration the existing ground realities before pronouncing their judgment as a lot had changed on the ground.
At the same time, he announced, come what may, he will not allow a drop of water to flow out of Punjab, as it could render at least ten lakh acres of land in Malwa region barren.Addressing a massive political conference, that was the largest among all conferences held by different political parties on here on Friday, Capt Amarinder blamed Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for SYL mess, saying his role dated back to 1978 when he was Chief Minister and wanted to please his friend and the then Haryana Chief Minister Devi Lal.
He said that Badals have destroyed Punjab beyond redemption. “They destroyed the economy, agriculture and youth by pushing them into drugs and grabbed every profit making business”, added Capt Amarinder. While the Badals got richer and richer by billions of rupees, Punjab got proportionately bankrupt.
Captain Amarinder cautioned people against divisive mechanisations of Badal, saying he was a master in polarising people. He said, desecration of Guru Granth Sahib in Bebal Kalan, followed by similar desecration of Quran and Geeta and attack on Sant Dhadrianwale and later on an RSS leader in Jalandhar was all aimed at creating fear and polarising people.
Reminding people of promises he made under oath at Bathinda in December last year, he said, he will finish the scourge of drugs within four weeks and added that everyone in Punjab knew as who was responsible for drugs. About false FIRs against Congress workers, he said, not only will these be cancelled, those responsible for registering these, whether Akali Jathedars or police officials will also be held accountable.
Later replying to a question, during press conference, about Aam Aadmi Party Convener Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi
comparing Arvind Kejriwal with Tenth Guru and saying that Panj Pyaras were also outsiders, Capt Amarinder quipped that Ghuggi deserves thrashing for this blasphemy.
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