Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has urged the union government to treat the Punjab frontier on a par with Jammu and Kashmir when deciding the deployment of Border Security Force (BSF) personnel to check infiltration.
Interacting with mediapersons on the sidelines of Sangat Darshan program at Rajasansi assembly segment on Sunday, the chief minister said he had asked union home minister Rajnath Singh to deploy adequate number of BSF personnel.
“Punjab is a national frontier and concerted efforts must be made to strengthen its security,” he added.
Addressing gatherings at Boparai Baaj Singh, Khiala Kalan and Tapiala villages, Badal alleged that Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Captain Amarinder Singh was a ‘fair-weather politician’ who was available to the people only during elections.
Badal accused Amarinder of being inaccessible to masses during his stints as chief minister from 2002-2007 and also since the 2014 Lok Sabha polls when he was elected as Amritsar MP.
“It is strange that Amarinder is dreaming of becoming a chief minister even as he is staying aloof in the four walls of his palace,” Badal claimed.
He claimed the Badal and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s current convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur were sworn Akalis once, but had now changed sides.
He was accompanied by district planning committee chairman Veer Singh Lopoke; Youth Akali leader Ranbhir Singh Lopoke, his special principal secretary KJS Cheema, deputy commissioner Ravi Bhagat and SSP Jasdeep Singh.