Chandigarh, November 6
Launching a scathing attack on the Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party government over the total collapse of the law and order situation in Punjab, Senior Congress Leader and Punjab’s Leader of Opposition, Partap Singh Bajwa on Saturday said that Bhagwant Mann is enjoying the status of a ‘star campaigner’ of AAP in the poll-bound states including Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh while leaving the residents of Punjab at the mercy of the God.
Bajwa accused Mann of being the most ineffective Chief Minister Punjab could ever have, who has failed miserably to rein in the deteriorating law and order situation in the state. A sharp rise in gun crimes has been witnessed in the state ever since the Aam Aadmi Party formed the government.
Shiv Sena (Taksali) president, Sudhir Suri was shot dead yesterday during a protest outside a temple in Amritsar. A news report published in Punjab’s leading English Daily newspaper showed poor law and order situation in the Holy City, Amritsar in the month of May and half of June this year.
As per the news report, the city witnessed 12 murder cases in one and a half months. Out of these, six were killed in firing instances. “One can well imagine how alarming the law and order situation is in the rest of Punjab”, Bajwa wondered.
Bajwa said right after the AAP formed government international Kabbadi player Sandeep Singh Nangal Ambian, who had resettled in the UK, was shot dead in broad daylight at a Kabbadi tournament held in a village near Jalandhar on March 14. His wife Rupinder Kaur Sandhu is still running pillar to post to get justice.
Following the murder of Nangal Ambian, a Kabbadi player, Dharminder Singh was killed in Patiala on April 6.
“Who can forget the brutal murder of internationally acclaimed Punjabi Singer and Rapper Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu (Sidhu Moosewala)? In sheer disappointment with the lax attitude of the AAP government to provide justice to the family, Moosewala’s father Balkaur Singh has threatened to leave the country for good if he could not get justice from the AAP government”, said Bajwa.
Bajwa said that the dreaded gangster, Deepak Tinu, and a drug smuggler Amrik Singh had fled from police custody.
“The people of Punjab have been reeling under a constant sense of insecurity because of rising crimes and gangsterism. Being unable to get justice, victims’ families are threatening to leave the country. This isn’t the kind of Badlau (Change of regime) the people wanted by choosing the AAP government”, Bajwa added.