A day after Governor VP Singh Badnore mentioned he would summon Punjab Chief Secretary and DGP over vandalism of cell towers, state Congress chief Sunil Jakhar Thursday accused the BJP of conspiring to instigate a confrontation between native authorities and farmers “peacefully protesting” towards the three central agri legal guidelines.
Calling it half of a bigger gameplan of BJP to divert consideration from the core points, Jakhar mentioned the harm to cell transmission towers in Punjab probably may very well be a well-calibrated mischief by sure anti-social parts on the behest of their political masters with an intention to defame farmers and instigate a confrontation.
He termed as “ill-advised” the choice of the Governor to summon chief secretary and the DGP “based on skewed inputs provided by BJP leaders”.
The Congress chief warned towards makes an attempt being orchestrated to meddle in affairs of the state sustaining it was pre-conceived assault on the federal construction of the nation. “The Congress has always stood for autonomy of constitutional posts. But the activism being manifested by the Governor tantamount to baselessly trespassing states” area,” Jakhar mentioned, including that it must be clear that Punjab is neither West Bengal nor Puducherry, the place incumbent Governors have chosen the trail of political activism.
“Such erosion of constitutional propriety will be resisted in Punjab,” he mentioned.
While rubbishing “BJP’s attempts to project Punjab as a state with waning law and order”, Jakhar mentioned the state underneath the Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has remained peaceable sans any untoward incident, in contrast to in neighbouring Haryana, even over the past a number of months of farmers’ agitation over “the three black farms laws” promulgated by the Centre.
“Where were BJP leaders when farmers were helplessly squatting on railway tracks and braving the bone-chilling winter out on the roads. Their loyalty towards the corporates stands exposed,” he mentioned, whereas including that BJP leaders have been extra bothered about corporates and towers than the farmers struggling to make ends meet.