Khaira questions AAP’s clean chit to Badals on Bargari sacrilege
Chandigarh, July 3, 2022: Senior Congress leader and Bholath MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira today questioned the Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party government in Punjab for giving clean chit to the Badals on the issue of Bargari sacrilege, while being opposition he often used to accuse Capt. Amarinder Singh of protecting them.
In a statement issued here today, Khaira said, while in opposition, Mann often alleged that Badals and Capt. Amarinder Singh was hand in glove, particularly on the Bargari issue, and Capt. Amarinder was protecting them.
Referring to the final report by the Special Investigation on the Bargadi sacrilege, which does not mention anything about Badals, the Congress leader asked, should it mean that you also hand in glove with the Badals and are now protecting them, the way you alleged Capt. Amarinder was doing.
The Bholath MLA said, despite clear evidence against the Badals in the Behbal Kalan firing case, which left two innocent protestors dead, the Mann government had preferred to remain silent, thus giving clean chit to the Badals.
“What is the reason for your silence now, as otherwise, you were so vocal against them (the Badals) while in opposition?” Khaira asked while remarking, “or you have reached some secret understanding with them”.
He said it is an open secret that Sukhbir Badal as Dy CM withdrew the blasphemy case against Dera Sacha Sauda Chief from the Bathinda Sessions Court under a deal that the Dera voters would support them in the assembly elections, which they did.
Khaira said thereafter the Badals pressurized the then Jathedar of Akal Takhat Sahib to pardon the controversial Dera Sacha Sauda Chief for his blasphemous act of trying to copy Guru Gobind Singh.
Khaira said that the firing took place at Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan was on the instructions of Badal the then CM, who had called up the then DGP Sumedh Saini at 2 AM of 14th October 2015 which is a part of Justice Ranjit Singh Commission report.
Khaira said it appears that the said clean chit given to Badals by Bhagwant Mann is on the instructions of the BJP government with whom the Badal family has once again allied. Khaira said this also confirms that AAP is now working as a B team of BJP.
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