SUKH­PAL KHAIRA, DR GANDHI SLAM MOR­CHA’S MOVE

Hindustan Times (Amritsar) - - Punjab - Prab­hit Singh prab­[email protected]­dus­tan­times.com

BATHINDA : With spec­u­la­tions of lift­ing the sit-in at Faridkot’s Bargari on Sun­day do­ing the rounds, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s dis­si­dent leader Sukh­pal Singh Khaira and party MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi on Fri­day con­demned the likely move of the mor­cha lead­ers who are head­ing the months-long stir.

Khaira said he along with other dis­si­dent lead­ers and party MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi will “in­ten­sify our strug­gle for jus­tice” on the sac­ri­lege is­sue.

“It is un­called for. I don’t think it is a wise de­ci­sion be­cause the gov­ern­ment has not ful­filled a sin­gle de­mand,” he said talk­ing to HT on phone. He, along with Dr Gandhi and the Bains broth­ers of the Lok In­saaf Party (LIP), will kick­ing off their nine-day march that would con­clude at Pa­tiala on De­cem­ber 17.

Gandhi, when con­tacted, termed the likely move to lift the protest “a com­pro­mise”. “I won­der on what grounds this com­pro­mise is be­ing made?” he asked, stress­ing that the Pun­jab gov­ern­ment had not met the de­mands of the par­al­lel jathedars.

“Nei­ther the Badals have been touched nor any of the Sikh de­tenues (dur­ing mil­i­tancy) has been re­leased,” he said.

An­other dis­si­dent AAP MLA Kan­war Sandhu said the sac­ri­lege and the po­lice fir­ing in­ci­dents were the key is­sues be­sides the state gov­ern­ment’s fail­ure on is­sues like un­em­ploy­ment and farmer sui­cides.

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