Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa, on Monday, accused chief minister Parkash Singh Badal of raising emotive issues to divert the attention of the people from the failure to implement the development agenda.
He said, "The chief minister is trying to raise the emotive issues like the formation of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee as his government had failed to come up to the aspirations of the people despite having completed more than half of its second consecutive tenure. He was trying to camouflage his own failures by blaming the Congress for religio-political developments in the neighbouring state."
He said what had happened in Haryana (formation of HSGMC) was the logical outcome of the denigration and subversion of the high Sikh institutions by Badal over years to emerge as the unquestioned and all powerful leader of the Sikhs.
"He might have managed this achievement, but in the process, he had damaged the institutions and there was nothing more irreparable than the setback to the institutions themselves. The institutions are not built, but evolve over the years," said Bajwa.
He also appealed to Akal Takht jathedar, Giani Gurbachan Singh, to issue a directive against the distribution of drugs to lure voters.