Congress Serves Ultimatum To Akalis

Patti (Punjab), Apr 18: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Amarinder Singh today served a two-week ultimatum to Akali-BJP government in the state for withdrawing all “false” cases registered against Congress workers and said otherwise party
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PTI 18 Apr 2012, 06:54 PM IST
Patti (Punjab), Apr 18: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Amarinder Singh today served a two-week ultimatum to Akali-BJP government in the state for withdrawing all “false” cases registered against Congress workers and said otherwise party workers would bring the state to a halt.

Addressing a protest demonstration organized here Amarinder said the government of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was a “people's government aimed at serving the people and not victimising them”.

“Today I want to ask Badal what has he learnt from such a long innings in politics? Just to victimise the political opponents”?, he remarked adding, he (Badal) had gone back on his commitment to look into the cases of “vendetta” against Congress workers.

The PCC President said he would be calling a meeting of party workers very soon where he will move a resolution against “vendetta” and the follow-up action to be taken.

“We will bring Punjab to a halt and block all the roads whether they be streets, state or national highways”, he threatened.

Amarinder said the Akalis were in the government for barely a month in their second consecutive term and they had already “resorted to their old habits of harassing and victimising Congress workers”.

“This will not work and we will put you in the dock”, he said adding the presence of thousands of people at the protest demonstration today indicated how much people had been “disillusioned with this government so soon”.

Referring to the “vendetta” cases in Patti, Amarinder charged that in the last one month 11 “false” cases have been registered against Congress workers, including one against two brothers who were not even present when they were alleged to have committed the crime.

He said similarly at Dayalpura village in Rampura Phull an 11-year-old boy had been put behind the bars for ten days.  “This has to stop lest Punjab gets into chaos”, he warned.

Congress in-charge for Punjab Thakur Gulchain Singh Charak said the Akali-BJP government had to work according to the law and constitution.

The Leader of the opposition in Punjab Sunil Jakhar alleged the SAD-BJP government had already “betrayed the trust of the people”.

He charged the so called anti-drug campaign launched in the state was actually aimed at targeting and falsely implicating Congress workers under NDPS Act. He alleged while real culprits trading in drugs were let off, Congress workers were being victimized.
 
 
 

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