Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa claims to know why chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has said no to a biography. He said on Monday here that Badal had no achievement to count from his five terms as chief minister.
"Under Badal, the state has only gone downhill, while his family businesses have flourished. The state once known for the Green Revolution now is notorious for drug trafficking because of political and police patronage," said Bajwa. He expressed surprise at Badal's claiming to be best guarantor of amity and peace in the state. "He and his party, the Shiromani Akali Dal, have only vitiated the state's atmosphere. Badal should go through the document he signed to demand Khalistan, when the resolution of his party justified the use of bullet. You can't fool all the people all the times," he added.
Bajwa said the SAD and the Jana Sangh, earlier avatar of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), had a history of inciting communal passions in the state, "which is why Badal is shy of bringing his political career on record by way of a biography". At a press conference here on Sunday, the CM's media adviser, Harcharan Bains, had said that Badal had advised him against writing a book on him.