Updated: December 15, 2020 8:23:41 PM
Shiromani president Akali Dal Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday said that “BJP is the real‘ tukde tukde ’band in the country today”. The former BJP ally said the saffron party “divides the country into pieces by pitting one community against another. So desperate is the power that has no scruples about going the common polarization path and burning the country.”
Speaking to media in Bathinda, Sukhbir Badal said, “The BJP first pitted Hindus against Muslims. Now it is decided to repeat that bad game and carry out the same tragedy in Punjab. It conspires to set our peaceful Hindu brothers in Punjab against their Sikh brothers with whom they have shared strong blood ties for centuries. The BJP wants to replace those blood ties with bloodshed. “
Badal said the BJP “resorted to dangerous conspiracy theories to sabotage the troubled atmosphere of peace and communal harmony just to realize petty political goals”.
Speaking about the farm laws, he said, “These were made by those who never cultivated and now teach the benefits of these laws to farmers. People from AAP have also come into the rest of BJP.”
Badal said the whole country, except that BJP, gratefully acknowledges the debt we owe to our patriotic peasants and soldiers. “The BJP is provoking the people to deny that debt. It remains so ungrateful to peasants that it paints them as anti-national. Today it is the peasants. No one knows, BJP even tomorrow could say the same thing tomorrow if it suits them.”
Later, in a statement issued by the SAD headquarters in Chandigarh, Sukhbir Badal said, “SAD considers it its national duty to warn its compatriots against the desperate and destructive game plan of BJP in Punjab. This party is so desperate for power that it has no doubt about that Punjabis are thirsting for one another with blood and destroying the fabric of unity and brotherly love bequeathed to us by the great Sahib guru and great saints and seers like Kabir Sahib Baba Farid ji, Jaidev ji, Namdev ji and others. “
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