Chandigarh, September11 (Bharat Sandesh)::– S.Partap Singh Bajwa President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) today accused Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal for showing fake sympathy with the Sikh farmers of Gujarat.
In a statement issued here Mr.Bajwa said that Mr.Badal has failed to pursue Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Narendert Modi to withdraw SLP filed by his government in the Supreme Court against the Gujarat High Court order. He said that High Court had upheld the lower court’s verdict in favour of 50,000 Sikh farmers’ settled in Gujarat since 1965. The Gujarat Government led by Mr. Modi had declared these farmers non-agriculturists and asked them to go to Punjab.
Mr.Bajwa said that Mr.Badal had given false hopes to the farmers that he would talk to Mr.Modi and get them justice. He said that both Mr.Badal and Mr. Modi were befooling the farmers. He said that the statement of Mr. Modi that Sikhs farmers would not be displaced was just a mockery. He said that Gujarat Government had hired top lawyers to contest the case against Sikh farmers and by making press statements Mr.Modi was befooling the entire nation. He appreciated the farmers for refusing to accept lawyer sent by Punjab Government.
Mr. Bajwa said that Mr. Modi was anti minority community and no justice could be expected from him. He said that the farmers were fighting their case in the Supreme Court and if they win the legal battle it would not be an obligation of Mr. Modi and Mr. Badal. He said that if BJP government in Gujarat had no problem with the Sikh farmers then what stops them to withdraw the SLP from Supreme Court. He asked Mr. Badal not to shed crocodiles tears rather show the concrete results. He said that SAD and BJP were alliance partners in Punjab but Mr. Badal has no moral strength to take up farmer’s issue with Mr. Modi due to his own business interests.
Mr. Bajwa said that Mr. Badal had hosted first rally of Modi in Pathankot after his becoming Chairman of BJP Publicity Cell and at that time also he didn’t dare to talk to Mr. Modi. He advised Mr. Badal to be honest in his dealings because almighty has given him chance to become Chief Minister for 5th term. He must repay the debt of people of Punjab and particularly the Sikh community otherwise future generations would not forgive him.