Ruling SAD on Saturday described Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh's attempt to court arrest at a Dayalpura police station as a "political drama" aimed at getting sympathy of party workers by becoming something of a "martyr" in their eyes.
"It is also an attempt to save the office of presidentship of state Congress by Amarinder," senior SAD leader and party spokesman Daljit Singh Cheema said in a statement here on Saturday night.
Reacting to the action of the state Congress chief on Friday, Cheema said Amarinder must be aware of the facts of the case regarding which he was making such a hue and cry.
He claimed no false case had been registered and the one Amarinder was referring to was in January this year, when the model code of conduct was in force in the state due to assembly elections and administrative and police machinery was working as per the directions of the Election Commission.
The SAD leader said that everyone in the Punjab knows that Amarinder is unable to digest the humiliating defeat at the hands of the SAD-BJP combine in the January 30 assembly elections.
"Now he is resorting to this type of political 'tamasha' at a time when his own party leaders have approached their high command against him and his removal from the post of president is just a matter of time," he claimed.