Alleging the law and order had broken down in Punjab, the state unit of the Congress today asked Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to step down and seek a fresh mandate.
"Badal has no moral right to remain in office in view of deteriorating law and order in the state," Punjab Congress chief Mohinder Singh Kay Pee told reporters here.
The Chief Minister should resign and seek a fresh mandate, he said.
On the arrest of KLF activists in Patiala recently, the Congress chief said the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and the BJP were old "buddies of terrorists".
"SAD's communal and regional bias and BJP's Hindutava are both complimentary to each other," he said in a statement here.
"Whenever they come to power, separatist and communal forces raise their head," he said.
"The lax attitude of the state government has helped divisive and anti-national forces to consolidate themselves," Kay Pee said.
Slamming the state government, he said the Badal government "is anti-people and anti-employees."
Kay Pee said "the entire Punjab is reeling under a reign of terror of Badal clan and lathi-charge on employees has become a daily routine."
"No investor is coming forward to invest in the state reeling under the terror of one family," he said.