December 29, 2014 | By Parmjeet Singh
Chandigarh: The Congress party today demanded that Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal)’s president and deputy CM of Punjab Sukhbir Badal should be booked for ‘sedition’ for his party’s decision to hold protests against the India’s Border Security Force (BSF) over the issue of drug smuggling.
Congress state president Pratap Bajwa said alleged that the decision of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal to hold four dharnas on the sensitive international border with Pakistan was unprecedented and it could lead to public disorder and incite violence at the already tense border, is seditious in nature.
“While Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah (whose party is part of the state’s ruling coalition) has announced to begin the BJP’s anti-drug campaign from Amritsar on Jan 12, 2015 while Sukhbir Badal announced a parallel dharna against India’s BSF, which is in effect a dharna against the BJP-lead central government” pointed Partap Bajwa.
Punjab’s ruling party is in fix over drugs issue as many of it’s leaders are facing allegations of conducting and patronizing drugs abuse and trade in India. SAD (Badal) is attempting of shifting onus of responsibility for rampant drug abuse and trade in Punjab to the Central government. Badal Dal is demanding that the central government should direct the BSF to curb drugs smuggling from the Afghanistan-Pakistan route into Punjab.
Talking about parallel moves of announced by partners of nearly broken political alliance in Punjab, Congress party’s state president alleged “The entire motive of this move is to excite violence and disturb law and order with a clear intention to divert the public’s attention from the complicity of Bikram Majithia and other cabinet ministers in the Rs.6,000 crore drugs scam (busted by Punjab Police last year)”.
He termed it a “deliberate attempt” by Sukhbir Badal to deflect attention from the “direct involvement of his own brother-in-law Bikram Majithia and senior leaders of his government in the multi-crore synthetic drug racket”.
Partap Bajwa also accused Bikram Majithia of harbouring international criminals in his official capacity as a minister and providing them “patronage, security and support”.
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