Senior Punjab Congress leader Fateh Jung Singh Bajwa on Sunday flayed chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and warned him against resorting to "political terrorism". He also claimed that the SAD-BJP alliance government would have to face the people's wrath.
Addressing a series of rallies in support of Congress candidates for May 19 block samiti and zila parishad elections in this district, Bajwa said that Badal had thrown all democratic and moral values to wind and created an atmosphere of terror.
The Congress leader said that by not allowing people of the state to participate in panchayat elections of their free will, the chief minister was setting wrong precedents.
Bajwa said that Punjab Congeress president Partap Singh Bajwa had waged a war against lawlessness and corruption in the state and was getting an overwhelming public response. The PPCC president will take the political fight to its logical end," he added.
The Congress leader also claimed that Badal and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal were grossly mistaken that they would politically 'eliminate' opposition leaders by misusing government machinery, including the police.
He said that Akalis were desperate to hold on to power, alleging that Akali jathedars were running police stations and police were busy protecting criminals.
He criticised the Ferozepur police for not registering a criminal case against the goons who fired at Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi, the Congress MLA from Guru Harsahai.
Bajwa hailed the Congress workers who were fighting against the alleged highhandedness of the SAD-BJP government despite threats from the police. He said that police were forcing many Congress candidates to withdraw in favour of SAD nominees. He said that Congress would never give up and would continue its protest by democratic means.
Bajwa addressed rallies in Ghuman, Bham, Bahini Bangar, Shahpur, Mari Pannuan, Behaj, Kishankot and Harchowal villages in Quadian assembly constituency.
Others who addressed the rallies included Balwinder Singh Ladi, Surjit Singh Tugalwal, Bhupinder Pal Singh Witty, Sardul Singh Cheema, Balwinder Singh Nabha and Pappu Mari.