Has Kejriwal invited militants to hold Punjab to ransom, asks Chugh
Says Bhagwant Mann should learn to keep Kejriwal away from Punjab
Chandigarh, May 10, 2022: BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh today said that the grave laxity in surveillance under the AAP government has exposed Punjab once again to the threat of revival of militancy.
Chugh said it is time chief minister Bhagwant Mann stopped playing second fiddle to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and started campaigning for him in other states leaving Punjab in the hands of lawless forces.
He said the manner Kejriwal tweets on the Punjab situation exhibits that he has direct control on the state and the chief minister was his "puppet". He said there was a very clear graph of the growth of militancy in Punjab and the entrance of the AAP government. "There have been two dozen incidents of militant activities in the state during the last about one and a half months of the AAP government in Punjab which is not just a matter of concern but has become a big worry for the nation'', Chugh said.
Chugh questioned the propriety of Kejriwal to talk about law and order situation in Punjab and asked "is it not a constitutional mockery that the chief minister of Delhi is taking responsibility of another state?".
He said because of Kejriwal's background militants have started taking Punjab to ransom.
He said it was no coincidence that ever since Kejriwal has set his foot in Himachal Pradesh the Khalistani elements have become active in the peaceful state that HP has always been.
Chugh said Kejriwal's interference in Punjab has given a boost to the militant elements and he advised Bhagwant Mann to learn to keep Kejriwal away from Punjab for the sake of peace in Punjab.
He said the attack on the intelligence headquarters of the Punjab police in Mohali indicated clearly that militants are emboldened enough with Kejriwal at the helm of affairs.
Chugh said Punjab police had always stood up bravely against the militant elements, but it is time that the entire force became vigilant against the designs of the AAP.