Fatehgarh Churian: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said that the incidents of desecration of Sri Guru Sahib ji in the state were handiwork of those forces which want to disturb the hard earned peace of the state.
Interacting with the media persons after paying floral tributes to late Sawinder Kaur Kahlon, wife of former Speaker Nirmal Singh Kahlon, on her first death anniversary here today, the Chief Minister, while expressing deep concern over this unfortunate incident, said that some forces which were wary of the peace and progress of the state were continuously perpetuating such incidents. He said that these heinous acts were being executed anti-Punjab forces but the state government was duty-bound to nab these culprits and put them behind the bars. Badal said the state government was committed for promoting the ethos of peace, communal harmony and brotherhood in the state and nefarious designs of these fissiparous forces would be thwarted at every cost.
Asked about the visit of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the state, the Chief Minister said that they would hardly have any effect on the state polity. He said that the people of the state were wise enough to judge between their friends and foes adding that they would only support the SAD-BJP alliance, which was the true custodian of interests of Punjab and its people. “Kejriwal is free to come and go in the state but it will hardly help in improving his party’s fortune as people of state are solidly with the alliance”, added Badal.
Replying to another query, the Chief Minister said that only Punjab was the rightful owner of Chandigarh and river waters of the state. He said that as per universally accepted principles Haryana neither has any right on Chandigarh nor on river waters of the state. Badal said that every new state carved out of parent state has developed its own capital city so Haryana has no right on Chandigarh adding that as per Riparian Principle Haryana could not claim even a single drop of river water from state.
On another query, the Chief Minister reiterated that the SAD-BJP alliance was firm and everlasting adding that alliance would contest the elections together. He said that till yet no meeting on seat sharing has taken place and the alliance partners would take a call on it at suitable time. He further said that the SAD-BJP alliance would contest the ensuing polls in the state on the plank of communal harmony, peace and development.
Earlier paying floral tributes to Sawinder Kaur Kahlon, the Chief Minister lauded the role played by Kahlon in philanthropic causes, to help the needy, Badal said that she would be ever remembered for her hard work and dedication besides for spreading the light of education particularly in the border areas of state. He further said that the untimely death of Kahlon was an irreparable loss for people of region in general and Kahlon family in particular.
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