The Centre’s resolution to extend the jurisdiction of the Border Safety Drive (BSF) in s few states, together with Punjab, has as soon as once more introduced the simmering cauldron of state politics to a boil as Cupboard minister Pargat Singh accused former leader minister Captain Amarinder Singh of being hand-in-glove with the Centre to put in force the transfer.
“What’s Captain sahib looking to turn out? I all the time stated he’s with the BJP. Previous, when he went to Delhi and met Union House Minister Amit Shah, paddy procurement was once not on time by way of 10 days and now when he has long gone to Delhi once more, BSF’s jurisdiction has been greater,” Singh stated whilst chatting with the media.
He added, “Captain sahib, please don’t do that. We appreciate you a large number. However don’t pass down this highway. Don’t get all this accomplished after blending up with BJP. The saffron birthday party must additionally take into account that they can not let Punjab turn out to be a disturbed state. It sort of feels they wish to impose Governor’s rule within the state. I wish to inform them that we can no longer permit the BJP to achieve success in its designs.”
The minister, who’s an in depth aide of Captain’s bête noire Navjot Singh Sidhu, additionally stated: “The federal government of India’s resolution on BSF is comparable to taking on part of Punjab. This can be a pattern of BJP’s polarisation coverage. I wish to remind them that Punjab follows Guru Nanak Dev’s ideology and teachings. BJP desires to divide other folks on communal strains however Punjab hasn’t ever fallen prey to such designs of rulers.”
The assault comes after Amarinder Singh confirmed beef up for the Centre’s transfer. Tweeting on his behalf, his media adviser stated: “Our squaddies are being killed in Kashmir. We’re seeing extra & extra guns & medication being driven by way of Pak-backed terrorists into Punjab. BSF’s enhanced presence & powers will most effective make us more potent. Let’s no longer drag central military into politics.”
His media adviser additional quoted him and wrote, “Partisan concerns can’t & shouldn’t dictate our stand on problems with nationwide safety. I’d stated that on the time of the 2016 surgical moves & am announcing it once more. We’ve to upward push above politics when India’s safety is at stake, as it’s now: @capt_amarinder”.
Pargat Singh was once no longer the one person who hit out at Captain, whose public outburst towards the Gandhis after resignation as Punjab leader minister and next conferences with House Minister Amit Shah and NSA Ajit Doval had raised eyebrows in political circles.
Former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee leader Sunil Jakhar additionally introduced a veiled assault on Amarinder thru his tweets. “We’re pleased with our safety forces which are supposed to safe our borders and give protection to India from overseas aggressors. The usage of them to hide up the screw ups & to scrub up the mess created by way of leaders & govts could be very alarming. It no longer most effective denigrates our courageous forces but additionally adversely impacts their morale, self-discipline & preparedness. It’s this use of our forces as political device which must be have shyed away from. Nobody is aware of it higher than @capt_amarinder Singh ji. I visited BSF officials when Akalis had been making them scapegoat for his or her government’s screw ups 2014,” Jakhar tweeted.