The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday dismissed the Congress demand for the imposition of President's rule in Punjab as "the brainchild of a party that has become utterly frustrated in the wake of repeated defeats and rejections at the hands of the people of Punjab.
"They (Congress leaders) see no hope for themselves except through a misuse of constitutional powers. They are acting like political desperadoes and are vitiating the atmosphere of the state by their provocative statements," SAD secretary general Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa said in a statement here on Friday evening.
Dhindsa slammed the politics of competitive political militancy among Congress leaders for scoring brownie points in the eyes of their bosses in Delhi. "It is the Congress that has been talking constantly of confrontation and violence. They must desist from it and return to the path of democratic politics," the Akali leader said.