HC or­der on rally ex­poses un­holy col­lu­sion be­tween anti-Sikh Cong, paid agents: Badal

Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Punjab - HT Correspondent let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com

CHANDI­GARH: Former chief min­is­ter Parkash Singh Badal has de­scribed the high court ver­dict al­low­ing the SAD’s Farid­kot rally on Sun­day as ‘a vic­tory of the Khalsa Panth over the an­tiSikh Congress party and its paid lack­eys’.

In a state­ment is­sued late on Satur­day evening, Badal said the court ver­dict and the rally on Sun­day will prove to be the turn­ing point in Pun­jab pol­i­tics.

“It has ex­posed the un­holy col­lu­sion be­tween the anti-Sikh Congress party and its paid agents who are mas­querad­ing as cham­pi­ons of the Sikh cause. It is a vic­tory of democ­racy, free­dom of speech and civil lib­er­ties against forces, which rep­re­sent the re­pres­sion of the Emer­gency days,” he said.

In a sep­a­rate state­ment, SAD pres­i­dent Sukhbir Singh Badal warned that in case rad­i­cal forces sit­ting in Bar­gari tried to in­sti­gate vi­o­lence, the re­spon­si­bil­ity will be that of the Congress party and chief min­is­ter Capt Amarinder Singh.

“The truth is that it is the Congress party which is in­sti­gat­ing vi­o­lence by ac­tively en­cour­ag­ing rad­i­cal el­e­ments to cre­ate a flash­point,” Sukhbir said.

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