Demo at Attari to be peaceful: Bikram Singh Majithia

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Jan 02, 2015 22:57 IST

Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia stated that the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is not against the BSF or any other security agency but against those involved in the smuggling and sale of drugs in the state.

He made it clear that the demonstration on January 5 at Attari is going to be peaceful, aimed against all those people who by their misdemeanors are encouraging drug addiction and harming the state and the nation.

The minister expressed these view to the media after the inauguration of the office of the Market Committee at Majitha, near here on Friday. The new office was constructed at a cost of Rs.1 crore.

On the occasion, he alss felicitated the newly appointed chairman of the Market Committee, Balbir Singh Chandi and the vice chairman Durga Das.

Earlier addressing a gathering, Majithia said that SAD holds BSF along with all other defence forces in high esteem. The party has regard for these forces and is always ready to stand by the jawans of these organisations.

"My self and my intentions are crystal clear; by the blessings of the God Almighty and the good wishes of the people of Majitha, the evil designs of opponents will not materialize", he said with reference to Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa.

"Bajwa has forgotten that his past is wrapped up in drugs and his party colleague Capt. Amrinder Singh had written a letter to Sonia Gandhi in this respect", he added.

He further said that the dharnas proposed by the Congress on January 5 are a part of "Bajwa Bhajaao,Congress Bachao"(get rid of Bajwa and save Congress) mission. He ridiculed the Congress chief who even after losing by over a lakh votes in the Lok Sabha polls was now projecting himself as the future chief minister of Punjab.

Earlier,Majithia congratulated the newly appointed chairman and the vice chairman of the Market Committee and exhorted them to work sincerely to solve the problems of farmers, commission agents and the laborers in the grain market and facilitate their activities.

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