Chandigarh, December 23, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) President, Punjab and Member of Parliament from Sangrur, Bhagwant Mann, taking strong exception to the statement made by Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) president and Member of Parliament, Sukhbir Singh Badal, has severely castigated him and his wife and union Cabinet Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, regarding the inclusion of Muslim community in the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
In a statement issued from the party headquarters here in Chandigarh on Monday, Bhagwant Mann said that Sukhbir Singh Badal’s demand for inclusion of the Muslim community in the Citizenship Amendment Bill now was of no consequence as both Sukhbir Singh Badal and his wife and union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal had voted in favour of the draconian and divisive Bill, aimed at dividing the country in the Parliament, saying he was an eye witness to the couple’s voting in favor of the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which contradicted the basic spirit of the Indian Constitution.
He added that both of them supported and voted in favor of the Citizenship Amendment Bill on the floor of the House, while their eyes were riveted on the ministerial berth of Harsimrat Kaur Badal instead of the Muslim community.
Mann said that the real strength was their ‘vote’ in the House which they exercised against the Muslim community, alleging “Why were they shedding crocodile tears for the community now when they had already went against the interests of the Muslim community as a whole by giving their nod to the controversial Bill?”
Taking a potshot at SAD president, Sukhbir Singh Badal, Mann said he would expose their duel and dubious face in the Parliament and unravel their double standards being adopted by the Badals in the state and the centre, about which the people of the state were fully aware of”
’Bhagwant Mann had a piece of advisory for Sukhbir Singh Badal: “Now, the kind of cheap and divisive politics being earlier done by the Badal senior and others of the clan for decades now no more holds waters in the present scenario. Their cheap politics stands exposed”.
He told him (Sukhbir Badal) not to mislead the people of the state as the politics of ‘jhumlas’ could not hold sway over a large number of people of the state any more. As the ‘sham’ love for the Muslim community and for their cause stood exposed now as did their staging protests against the ‘mafia raj’ in the state by those, who were allegedly hand in glove with sand mafia, transport mafia, liquor mafia, drug mafia, saying the people could not be misled just by lip service and false sympathies employed as a tool to distract the gullible people of the state from the core issue it was wrestling with.