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Capt mocks Sukhbir's 'safest state' claim

chandigarh Updated: Dec 20, 2012 21:43 IST
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Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday ridiculed the claims of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal that Punjab was the "safest state" in the country, warning him against adopting "an ostrich-like attitude".

"Just shutting your eyes on the law and order problem does not mean that everything is going well," he told Sukhbir in a statement here.

The deputy chief minister had stated during the debate on law and order in the Vidhan Sabha on Thursday that Punjab was the safest state.

"Had it been so, a police officer would not have to lose his life to save the honour and dignity of his daughter and a young girl would not have been abducted from her home in front of her parents," Amarinder stated.

Amarinder even warned Sukhbir against turning a blind eye to the incidents taking place across the state.

Having a dig at Sukhbir's claims that the Akali leader who killed an ASI was expelled from the party, Amarinder asked him, "If your intentions are genuinely sincere to cleanse the party of criminals, then begin with your brother-in-law Bikram Singh Majithia, who is the greatest goon in your party who can threaten and intimidate people even inside the assembly."