Punjab Newsline Chandigarh :- Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced the party’s core committee would court arrest in front of the residence of chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi here tomorrow in protest against the Congress conspiracy to implicate senior leader Bikram Singh Majithia in a false drugs case.
Addressing the media here after a meeting of the party’s core committee, the SAD President said senior leaders of the party would court arrest in front of the chief minister’s residence at noon tomorrow. “This will be followed by a ‘jail bharo’ andolan at the district level”.
Giving details of the second conspiracy hatched by the Congress party within days of failure of the plan to register a false case against him, Mr Sukhbir Badal said “We have definite information that the chief minister has ordered the State DGP to register a false case against Mr Majithia. This has been done after the chief minister held a meeting with the PCC chief and Home Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa”.
Stating that the chief minister as well as his cabinet colleagues and other officials involved in the conspiracy were committing a criminal offence, Mr Badal said ‘all of them are liable for prosecution”. He also announced that the SAD-BSP alliance would establish a commission to probe all false cases once it assumed power in the State even as he demanded that the entire drugs case be probed under the direct supervision of a sitting judge of the Punjab and Haryana high court.
Mr Badal said it was apparent that both Channi and Sidhu were engaged in a vulgar one-upmanship race to commit vendetta against Akali leaders to divert attention from their government’s failure on all fronts. “We see it as a challenge to the SAD and gladly accept it. There is no case by any law enforcing agency in the country against Mr Majithia. Those, like Arvind Kejriwal, who accused him of doings in the past had to save themselves from jail by tendering written apologies. Let the newly power-drunk Channi dare where others have failed”.
The party declared that these cheap tactics and acts of vendetta will not deter SAD from exposing the government’s failures and its hypocrisy in announcing fake populist measures most of which remain un-implemented.
Meanwhile the SAD hailed the victory of the Kisan Andolan and said it had created a unique example for the entire world by achieving its goal through peaceful and democratic means. “We want to tell Prime Minister Narendra Modi that if the BJP led government had listened to the SAD it would not have had to see this day”. He said the SAD on its part had contributed to the farmer struggle with all its might and had even left the NDA alliance; quit the central cabinet and former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal had even returned the Padma Bhushan in protest against enactment of the three farm laws. He also recounted the contributions made by the SGPC and DSGMC towards the Kisan Andolan even as he demanded the centre make MSP a legal right and withdraw all cases registered against farmers during the course of their struggle.
Senior core committee members present on the occasion included Balwinder Singh Bhundar,SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur, Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra, Maheshinder Grewal, Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, Gulzar Singh Ranike,Jagmeet Singh Brar,Janmeja Singh Sekhon,Hira Singh Gabria, Sikander Singh Maluka,Surjit Singh Rakhra ,Baldev Mann, Sharanjit Singh Dhillon & Harmeet Singh Kalka.