Chandigarh: Putting the blame squarely on the Akalis for the spate of desecrations and the police firing incidents of Bargari and Kotkapura that rocked the state during their regime, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday accused the Badals of trying to divide the people and polarise communities in Punjab.
They did nothing to control the situation and allowed it to get out of hand, which clearly indicated their involvement in the Behbal Kalan incident and others, said the chief minister, addressing a public rally in support of the Congress candidate from Fatehgarh Sahib, Dr Amar Singh, who filed his nomination papers on Thursday.
“Just one more month for you to enjoy, and then you will meet your fate,” he warned the Badals, adding that “they should remember they cannot e-scape their sins forever.”
The Sikhs will never forget or forgive them for the defilement of their holy scriptures, said Captain Amarinder, adding that the Badals and others claiming to be Akalis were playing a farce on the people of Punjab. The original Ak-ali Dal, formed during the Gurdwara Movement, was committed to sacrificing itself to safeguard Sikhi, unlike the present Akali Dal, which had “looted the state for 10 years”.
Asserting that the Akal Takth was the ‘jaan’ and ‘shaan’ (life and pride) of Sikhs, Captain Amarinder called upon the people to teach the Badals a lesson for eroding the dignity of the highest temporal seat of the community....