Sukhbir assures BJP of action against Tarn Taran clash culprits

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Mar 07, 2015 22:03 IST

Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has assured the state BJP leadership that the grievances of local bodies minister Anil Joshi will be taken care of and anyone involved in the attack on his brother at Tarn Taran will not be spared.

The deputy chief minister, who was in Amritsar to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple on Friday, said, "The state government has taken a serious note of the incident. Nobody will be allowed to take law in their own hands. A special investigating team (SIT) is probing the matter and once the report comes, those involved will face action."

Joshi has been slamming the Akali Dal after the local leaders of the SAD in Tarn Taran were accused of attacking his brother Raja Joshi on February 10. Later, the BJP had decided to contest the municipal polls in Tarn Taran on its own.

'Take farmers into confidence'

Sukhbir urged the Centre to take farmers into confidence before finalising the land acquisition bill. He said the Punjab government had already sent its suggestions to the Centre and they would urge the government that the bill be passed keeping in view the interest of the farmers and they should also be paid as per the market price.

'No impact of AAP in Punjab'

Asked to comment on the performance of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi polls, Sukhbir said the AAP had no impact in Punjab and the people would not trust the AAP in the 2017 assembly polls.

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