Accusing the Akalis of unleashing a reign of terror against Congress leaders and workers, party’s state chief Captain Amarinder Singh said he would burn an effigy of ‘chitta’ Ravan — a colloquial to synthetic drugs — in Ludhiana on October 18, the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in the city to attend a function being organised by the ministry of micro small and medium enterprises.
“Modi should know that the people his party is supporting in Punjab are goons. Anyone who raises voice against drug menace and liquor mafia is terrorised and attacked by Akali goons. I will burn the chitta Ravan where the cash took place in Ludhiana on the Dussehra eve. I dare the Akalis to stop me,” said Amarinder during a media interaction in city.
The former CM also flayed the Badal government for “atrocities” against Dalits across the state and demanded stern action against those involved in the recent killing of a Mansa youth and other incidents of violence against the community. Alleging a deep-rooted nexus between Akali leaders and liquor and drug mafia, he said people were being made to pay for the Akalis’ sins.
Capt was here to attend an event of the Balmiki community. He also met district party chief Gurpreet Gogi in hospital, who was injured during the clash on “chitta” Ravan between Akali and Congress activists in Ludhiana.