Kotkapura, January 29 – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the CBI to conduct a quick inquiry into the sacrilege incident at Bahbal Kalan in Faridkot district as well as expose and punish those behind this heinous crime.
Addressing a mammoth gathering here, the SAD president said incidents of sacrilege started in Punjab after the entry of AAP into the State. He said the Punjab government had solved around 30 cases of sacrilege and only the incident at Behbal Kalan remained unsolved. “I request PM Sahab to get a quick inquiry conducted into this case”.
Mr Badal said the extent to which AAP Convenor was bent upon spoiling the atmosphere of the State could be seen from the fact that Kejriwal had stayed at the residence of Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) leader Gurinder Singh in Moga last night. He said Gurinder was responsible for killing a “pujari”. He said Gurinder also incited communal hatred by throwing tales of cows in temples.
Speaking about sacrilege, the SAD president said the Congress had done the biggest sacrilege by sending tanks and artillery into the Darbar Sahab. He said AAP was no less. “The AAP government bulldozed the historic piau at Gurdwara Sisganj. AAP also disrespected Sri Guru Granth Sahab ji by comparing its election manifesto with the holy Granth”.
Stressing that the country needed a strong Prime Minister, Mr Badal said “even Pakistan is wary of doing any mischief now”. He said the NDA government had been good for Punjab with road infrastructure being improved tremendously besides grant of institutions like AIIMS and IIM.
Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal while speaking on the occasion, said the Congress party was responsible for taking Punjab’s water out of the State. He said now Congress and AAP both wanted to take away half of the remaining water left in Punjab.
He said as far as the SAD- BJP government was concerned, it had taken everyone along with it. “We have beautified the precincts of the Darbar Sahab as well as developed Ram Teerath Sthal and Guru Ravi Das shrine at Kuralgarh. We have devised a scheme to take people of all religions on pilgrimage to their holy places”.
The chief minister said under NDA rule the funds received by Punjab from the centre had increased from 32 per cent to 42 per cent. He said it was of utmost importance that the same government continued in both the State and the centre to ensure speedy development.
Union minister for food processing industry Harsimrat Kaur Badal while speaking on the occasion condemned AAP for launching a defamation campaign against chief minister Parkash Singh Badal. She said Badal Sahab had always worked selflessly for Punjabis and was known as the champion of peace and communal harmony.
Other Prominent Leaders Present in the Rally were Mr.Ashok Sampla Punjab BJP President, Senior SAD Leader Jathedar Tota Singh, S Barjinder Singh Brar. SAD BJP Candidate from Moga, S. Mantar Singh Brar SAD-BJP Candidate from Kotkapura,S, Parambans Singh Bunty Romana SAD-BJP Candidate from Faridkot, S. Tirath Singh Mahla Sad-BJP Candidate from Baghapurana, Sh SR Kler Sad-BJP Candidate Nihal Singh wala Constituency, Sh. Sarup Chand Singla SAD BJP Candidate from Bathinda & S. Kanwarjit Singh Rozy Barkandi SAD-BJP Candidate from Sri Mukatsar Sahib .