Chandigarh, February 10
BJP nationwide basic secretary Tarun Chugh Wednesday accused Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh of “unleashing a reign of terror and violence” ahead of the February 14 civic polls within the state.
His remarks got here a day after two individuals have been killed and as many injured in a conflict between Congress and Akali Dal staff campaigning for the civic polls in Moga, whereas in a separate incident Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma’s car was allegedly attacked in Ferozepur by some unidentified folks.
Sharma had gone there for a gathering with native social gathering staff.
Chugh stated the ruling Congress realises that it had “bleak probabilities” of profitable the civic polls and was subsequently “selling goondaraj”.
The Punjab chief minister has “let free hordes of goondas “within the state to “stifle” the voices of the BJP, Chugh alleged in a press release right here.
“Amarinder has subverted all democratic norms and has unleashed a reign of terror and violence within the state within the run-up to the municipal elections,” he alleged.
“The writing on the wall for Amarinder is evident, so he’s getting nervous and jittery and is searching for assist of goondas and illegal parts to cow down the BJP,” alleged Chugh.
Reacting to the chief minister’s assertion that the BJP can be worn out within the wake of the farm legal guidelines, Chugh stated, “Amarinder’s wishful pondering has made him blind to the bottom realities.”
“He resides in a idiot’s paradise if he thinks that the BJP might be worn out. Many Congress leaders up to now had such desires of their eyes, however the BJP has solely grown from energy to energy,” he stated.
The chief minister had on Tuesday stated that the farm legal guidelines would spell the “death-knell” for the BJP.
Slamming the CM, Chugh accused the Congress-led dispensation of not fulfilling guarantees made to farmers in its election manifesto.
Elections to the eight municipal firms and 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats within the state will probably be held on February 14.
The Moga incident occurred Tuesday night time when staff of each the events got here face-to-face in ward quantity 9 of the district, police stated.
Both the factions first engaged in heated arguments over some concern which later led to the conflict.
Akali staff, who have been campaigning for the February 14 municipal polls, alleged that Congress activists ran their automobiles over them after they tried to flee.
One individual died on the spot whereas one other succumbed to accidents in a hospital in Ludhiana, stated police.
A case underneath related sections together with 302 (homicide) of the Indian Penal Code was registered towards Narinderpal Singh Sidhu, the husband of Congress candidate from ward quantity 9, and 6 others, stated police.
Three individuals together with Sidhu have been arrested, stated police including that two automobiles had additionally been impounded. — PTI