Punjab Congress president and member of Parliament from Gurdaspur, Sunil Jakhar, on Sunday dared the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal to clarify his role in the Behbal Kalan firing and his relationship with Dera Sacha Sauda.
Jakhar said that Sukhbir cannot escape from the responsibility of events (incidents of sacrilege and firing on anti-sacrilege protesters) which happened during his regime.
While addressing a public rally at Khemkaran (Tarn Taran), the Congress leader said that all Punjabis are seeking answers from SAD leader Sukhbir Singh Insa, of a simple question that who ordered firing at Behbal Kalan but instead of clarifying truth, SAD leaders are feigning rallies.
“Many senior leaders of the Akali Dal have already raised their voice on the decisions of the previous SAD government. Will Sukhbir now conduct rallies in front of their door too?” he asked the SAD president.
He said that Punjab has a history that those who betrayed panth (religion) were never forgiven, whereas Sukhbir has betrayed his religion for his vested political interests.
Jakhar reminded to gathering of thousands of people that due to the adulteration in the pesticides during SAD rule in 2015, the farmers were holding agitation when white fly devoured cotton crop.
He further said that at the same time large scale protests were being held in Malwa against the movie of Dera chief, even the train services were badly affected by protesters. Despite that Badal’s government did not show any rush to lift the dharnas anywhere across the state, then why SAD government ordered firing on those few people who were just sitting peacefully in the remote village of state?
Jakhar said that as per the decision taken by the Punjab government led by Amrinder Singh in the Assembly, the law of land will deal with those, who were found guilty for Behbal Kalan firing and incidents of sacrileges of Guru Granth Sahibj ji.