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Punjab unrest: Rajnath speaks to Badal, promises help

punjab Updated: Oct 19, 2015 20:52 IST
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Concerned over desecration of Sikh holy books in Punjab, union home minister Rajnath Singh today spoke to chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and assured him “all possible help” from the centre to meet the situation that has arisen because of these incidents.

Rajnath tweeted, “Spoke to CM Shri Prakash Singh Badal who apprised me of the prevailing situation in Punjab. Assured him of all possible help from the Centre.”

During the conversation, Singh conveyed to Badal that the central government was concerned over the situation in Punjab and asked the chief minister to take necessary steps to maintain peace in the state, sources said. He promised all help to defuse the tension prevailing in the state. Singh later apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the Punjab situation and details of his conversation with Badal.