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Nankana Sahib and Peshawar incidents need to be tackled through diplomatic channels: Jakhar

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Abohar, January 6, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)

Punjab Pradesh Congress president Mr Sunil Jakhar, while advocating diplomatic channels to tackle the Nankana Sahib and Peshawar incidents, criticised Modi Govt for playing politics on sensitive issues.

Talking to reporters at his native village Panjkosi here today, Mr. Jakhar questioned silence of the Prime Minister and the Home Minister over bullying in Nankana Sahib and JNU. Why the Prime Minister did not utter a single word on such extremely sensitive issues.

The Akali leaders who questioned the silence of former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on the Nankana Sahib incident did not object to the silence of the Prime Minister, External Affairs Minister and Home Minister on this issue. He dared the Delhi Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee to protest outside the houses of the Prime Minister and Home Minister to awaken them on recent violence in Pakistan on minorities.

Mr Jakhar said that our feelings were deeply hurt due to the Nankana Sahib incident. The Indian government should raise the issue at the diplomatic level with the Government of Pakistan and pressurize the Imran government to take appropriate action against the culprits and ensure the protection of minorities there.

PPCC president said that the misogyny and communal hatred was being spread in the country after BJP suffered electoral defeats in past 7 months. The saffron party was trying to divert people’s attention from its failures, inflation and unemployment.

Condemning the murderous attack on students at Jawaharlal University yesterday, Jakhar said that the BJP government, which had failed to provide jobs to the youth as per the Election Manifesto, was trying to crush their voice by manipulating violence. Youths were tired of rhetoric by BJP leaders.

Through inflammatory statements and violent actions, the BJP leaders want to suprepress the students who were seeking affordable education. The saffron party was trying unsuccessfully to end the ideology of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh in youths and the opposition. “They want to push us back to the Stone Age, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah were crossing limits in dictatorial policies, he said.

Commenting on the resignation of former Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa as the leader of his party’s legislative party, Mr. Jakhar said that this marks the beginning of the end of the Shiromani Akali Dal. The SAD will now become Badal Akali Dal.

Terming the delay in releasing the GST share to the states as unfortunate, Mr Jakhar said that the poor fiscal health of the central government is visible and its actions were against the federal structure of the country. There is a deep conspiracy to undermine regional governments.

Talking about the development across the state done by the Capt. Amarinder Singh government, Mr. Jakhar said that the govt has carried a multi-faceted development as per its election promises. He specifically mentioned the giving of corporation status to Abohar and Batala and said that the government was giving equal priority to development in urban and rural areas.

He said that Congress will contest local bodies’ elections on development issue and for this the party was fully prepared. The state govt has given equal honor to half the population by implementing 50% reservation for women in Panchayats and Municipal Councils, Corporations. Municipal Corporation elections will be held after restructuring ward limits in Abohar, he indicated.

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