MOHALI: SAD (Democratic) condemns the mortifying assault on BJP, MLA from Abohar Mr. Arun Narang, at Malout yesterday. In his first reaction to the humiliating assault on the BJP leader, the Senior Vice President of the SAD (Democratic) Mr. Bir Devinder Singh has taken very strong view of the complete collapse of the law & order machinery in the State.
If an elected MLA of a party could be stripped naked in the full public glare in the heavy presence of the police force, then where is the law enforcing machinery of the State and the State craft of the Chief Minister? Mr. Bir Devinder Singh questioned the Chief Minister of the State Capt. Amarinder Singh, who seems to be in deep slumber.
Last time when BJP delegation met the Governor on law & order situation in Punjab, the Governor Mr. VP Singh Badnore summoned the Chief Secretary and the DGP of Punjab respectively to Raj Bhawan to explain him the sagging writ of the State might. The Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh overreacted inappropriately and made his dislike quite obvious, even to the extent of questioning the authority of the Governor to summon the State Chief Secretary and DGP to Raj Bhawan to know the worrying situation of law & order in the State, of which he happens to be constitutional head of the State. The Chief Minister then asserted that Governor should have rather called me to Raj Bhawan instead of calling my officers for the appraisal of law & order in the State. Now the situation is even worst which certainly warrants the Chief Minister to go to Raj Bhawan and voluntarily offer his resignation to the Governor, admitting the complete collapse of law & order machinery in the State.
The SAD (Democratic) leader also urged the BJP leadership of the State and the National level to exercise restraint on their provocative political activities, in view of the volatile situation, resultantly emanating out of the exasperatingly protracted agitation of the farmers in the State.
Mr. Bir Devinder Singh very cautiously warned BJP politicians, who spit inadvertent venom to flare up the bruised passions; that the peace in Punjab is so fragile and inflammable that even a slight provocation of hatred words can trigger a silent volcano of immensely pent up anger and violence having the potential to put the entire State on fire. Therefore, all political parties must understand and adhere to their shared responsibility to maintain peace and tranquility in Punjab.