Bajwa fighting to retain PPCC chief post, Capt trying to grab it, says Sukhbir

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, SAS Nagar
  • Updated: Aug 14, 2015 14:29 IST

Taking a dig at the Punjab Congress, deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has said "its state president Partap Singh Bajwa is fighting to retain his post, while Amritsar MP Captain Amarinder Singh is trying to grab it".

Addressing the media after inaugurating a shooting range here, Sukhbir said the Congress leaders didn't care for the welfare of the common people. "Amarinder even threatened his high command to either appoint him state Congress chief or he would quit the party."

Justifying the deployment of more Border Security Force personnel on the Pakistan border, he said it was necessary to prevent infiltration. Accompanied by Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, he said he had asked Union home minister Rajnath Singh to beef up security along the Pakistan border in Punjab to avert another terror strike after Dinanagar.

He said he had visited some forward posts of the BSF and observed that more personnel were required. He said the international borders in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir should have the same number of troops.

On the issue of the extradition of militants from some foreign countries, Sukhbir said he would take up the issue with the Centre. He denied any fear of the revival of militancy in Punjab.

Asked about the flood situation in the state, the deputy CM said it was under control and drains were being cleaned on war footing. Chief parliamentary secretary Virsa Singh Valtoha was also present.

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