Taking a dig at Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, Bhattal said he was in the habit of grabbing centre stage in politics.
“The Gujarat government's recent decision to displace hundreds of Sikh families from Kutch area is the latest example of having a communal mindset. The farming families were staying in Kutch for decades and the Modi government has approach the Supreme Court to get their land vacated,” she said.
Bhattal said the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were the collision partners in Punjab and Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal should have intervened to ensure relief to farmers.
“Modi is projecting himself as a prime ministerial candidate of the BJP, but his non-secular communal credentials in his own state are well known. Contrary to the image projected by his men as being a man of good governance, Modi has proved them wrong by harassing hundreds of Punjabi families settled in Gujarat to convert the infertile land into a highly cultivable land,” she added.