Congress dividing Hindus and Sikhs: Badal

  • Vinay Dhingra, Hindustan Times, Sujanpur (Pathankot)
  • Updated: Apr 19, 2014 13:20 IST

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday mounted a strong offensive against the Congress, saying it is a divisive party that always tried to create a divide between Hindus and Sikhs in Punjab.

“Congress left no opportunity to divide Hindus and Sikhs in Punjab”, he said while addressing a rally at Chak Madho Singh village of Sujanpur assembly segment in favour of Gurdaspur BJP candidate Vinod Khanna.

He further alleged that in order to create communal divide, the Congress workers even “used dirty means by throwing cow heads and tails in temples”.

On the other hand, he claimed that the Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP presented a picture of unity. “Punjab today is known for its communal harmony”, he added.

Lashing out at the UPA government, he said that he has seen many governments at the Centre during his long political carrer but the UPA government was the weakest of them all.

“This government could not do anything when our army men were being beheaded. It always remained on the defensive with regard to the policy on China and Pakistan, both of which dictated their terms on our country.

What the common man would feel when our Jawans are being killed and the government is keeping mum?” he asked.

Praising BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and his idealogy, Badal said, “It is time to use Modi ji’s intelligence to take the country on the right track, which despite having rich natural resources was lagging behind due to several scams that were unearthed during the UPA regime.

Badal was accomapnied by Sujanpur MLA Dinesh Singh Babbu. He also addressed rallies in Mirthal and Bhoa and urged the people to vote for Vinod Khanna to stregthen the hands of Modi.

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