December 15, 2011 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Hoshiarpur, Punjab (December 15, 2011): Taking exception over the retired bigwigs of Punjab police jumping into the political fray, the Dal Khalsa has warned Akali jathedars’ to be prepared to get marginalized in the party, their elders had nurtured with hardships as a scores of retired top babus and cops have lined up to seek assembly tickets for them.
Dal Khalsa president Harcharan Jeet Singh Dhami urged the second and third rung leadership of Akali Dal led by Badals to either speak their voices against the retired top cops and bureaucrats transgressing their political space or quit in protest in case they were helpless before the all-powerful Badals.
He lambasted SAD (Badal) and Congress leadership for inducting former top cops Izhar Alam, P S Gill, H S Chahal, S S Virk in their party ranks.
“While there was no doubt that every citizen is well within rights to join politics, what concerns us that those who are taking the political route to become lawmakers have a history of violating the law”.
“Families, who suffered at the hands of these tyrant officer’s were waiting for justice and are deadly against their climbing to power pinnacle,” he pointed out.
Party spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh went on to explain to Amrinder Singh that Izhar Alam and Sarabjeet Singh Virk were on same page as far as killings of Sikh youths are concerned. Painting both with the same brush, he said Virk as DIG and Alam as SSP, Amritsar had unleashed a reign of terror on Sikh people with the help of renegades.
On politician’s showing eagerness to invite Anna Hazare to campaign for them in the state, he said Sukhbir and Manpreet Badal intends to take political mileage out of the euphoria Anna’s anti-graft campaign as generated through-out the country. However, according to Dal Khalsa leader the movement started by the “Gandhian” would not yield any results till the people transformed their conscience at the individual level. Notwithstanding the formation of Lokpal, the change has to come from within an individual, only then can the menace of corruption be eradicated from any society, he said.