CHANDIGARH: Punjab Congress while condemning use of unparliamentary, derogatory, cheap and arrogant idioms such as “that Congress is dead as party and Sh. Bajwa has been called merely to light the funeral pyre” by SAD chief and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal has demanded unconditional apology.
Congress spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira said such language “exposes the feudal, arrogant and power drunken mind set of the junior Badal.”
“Needless to mention, the SAD-BJP has been successful in winning the Block Samiti and zila Parishad elections but the way they have achieved this blood laced questionable victory is a matter of shame, moral defeat and not pride. It is for the first time that four political killings have taken place in Punjab, booths captured and rigged in the CM’s constituency, vehicles torched with Akali ‘Goondas’ ruling the roost with the open support of police.”
Terming the entire election process ‘a farce, eyewash, hijack and murder of democracy’, Khaira alleged that the state election commission became a party to the Akali-Police conspiracy to rig elections, as SS BRar turned a complete blind eye to all the illegalities taking place under his nose.
Trashing Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and DGP Sumedh Saini’s claims that electopn process was ‘peaceful’, the Congress leader questioned that if four political murders besides other violence, torching of vehicles, rigging of booths, wrongful rejection of nominations and gross unconstitutional methodology is fairness, then what would be an unfair and violent elections?
“Does Sukhbir Badal want Punjab to turn into a chaotic Pakistan type democracy? This victory is nothing but an abuse of power, misuse of police force and polluting the electoral process with money, muscle power and drugs.”