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Badal asks Kejriwal not to allow communal bias, electoral opportunism to hinder Prof Bhullar’s release

Chandigarh, January 23, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
Five times Chief Minister of Punjab, Sardar Parkash Singh Badal today called for the immediate release of S Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar “in the larger interest of consolidating peace and communal harmony in Punjab,”

In a statement here this afternoon, Mr Badal urged the Delhi Chief Minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal not to allow a communal bias or political or electoral opportunism to dictate his decision and refusal to grant immediate clearance for S Bhullar’s release.

”Sardar Bhullar must be released without a even a moment’s delay as he had already served his full term in jail. “Punjab had suffered enough because of these petty communal and polarizing political conspiracies by the Congress rulers in the past. Arvind Kejrival must resist the temptation to walk the same path for the same petty reasons ,” Said the former CM

The former CM also drew Kejrival’s attention to the serious health complications Sardar Bhullar is facing and said that even the basic humanitarian concern, apart from just legal considerations, should compel you to act expeditiously and positively in this case.

“Arvind Kejrival mustn’t try and polarize the peace loving Punjabis nor try and weaken the strong traditional brotherly bonds among different communities here,” he said, adding, ”communal politics doesn’t help the cause of stability, peace and communal harmony.”

Mr Badal urgd the Delhi CM to “demonstrate sensitivity and responsibility towards society and the nation and not to do anything that strengthens a negative sentiment like communal polarisation. Punjab won’t forgive anyone who messes with peace and communal harmony.”

The Akali stalwart said that the release of Sardar Bhullar “ will boost this sentiment of sentiment of peace and brotherhood among communities in Punjab as it would help in mitigating the lingering sense of injustice against Sardar Bhullar, ” said Mr Badal

“ I really don’t know why the Delhi Chief Minister is not allowing justice to be delivered to Sardar Bhullar even after the latter has already suffered long years of laceration and served more time in jail than the full tenure of sentence. There is no legal, judicial or moral ground for keeping the long lacerated Sardar Bhullar behind the bars now .Why Mr Kejrival has not granted the necessary clearance for this, only his conscience or his political know.”

I urge and request Kejrival sahib to immediately accord the requisite permission and I see no reason why he wouldn’t heed my request and advice in this regard,” said the elder statesman.

Earlier in the day, in a recorded TV message from a Ludhiana hospital , Mr Badal thanked Punjabis for their good wishes after he had tested positive for COVID19, and said that thanks to these prayers and the grace of the Almighty, he was well on his way to total recovery.” I hope to be with my people in the next few days.”

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