Condemning the serial bomb blasts at world famous Maha Bodhi Buddhist temple at Gaya in Bihar, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday termed it a barbaric and inhuman act.
Speaking with the media here at the information centre of the Golden Temple, the CM said it was very unfortunate that terrorists had not even spared religious shrines. "This incident has proved once again that terrorists do not have any religion and their sole aim is to spread terror," he said.
Badal also accused the union government of failing to secure the country from internal and external threats. "Its failure has put the sovereignty of the country in deep peril," he said.
'Pact strong, too early to comment on seats'
Asked to comment on the issue of the sharing of seats with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the CM said the alliance partners were yet to discuss the issue so it would be too early to comment.
The alliance between the SAD and BJP was very firm, said Badal, adding and both had always solved major issues through dialogue. "We have never said no to each other on any issue and respected each other's sentiments," he added.
The CM asked Amritsar's municipal corporation officers to ensure proper cleanliness around the Darbar Sahib complex. Later, BJP national president Rajnath Singh and he paid obeisance at the Golden Temple. Punjab BJP president Kamal Sharma, former union minister Shanta Kumar, cabinet minister Anil Joshi, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar, and deputy commissioner Rajat Aggarwal were present.