Punjab radicals have aligned with AAP: Sukhbir Badal
Chandigarh, Aug 10 (IANS) Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday appealed to the central government to thoroughly investigate funding received by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its leaders, alleging that radicals from Punjab had aligned themselves with Arvind Kejriwal’s outfit.
Badal, who is the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal President, said the Punjab government has already conveyed information to the Union Home Minister and the National Security Adviser about Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence plans to destabilise the situation in Punjab before the assembly elections, which are due next year.
“Leaders of radical groups have been regularly meeting the convener of AAP and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Radical leaders like Mohkam Singh were trying their best to utilise the 2017 elections as an opportunity to destabilise peace and harmony attained by people of Punjab after great sacrifices,” Badal said.
“It is unfortunate that Kejriwal was in touch with such elements despite being on a very important constitutional post. I want a thorough investigation into AAP funding to expose the dangerous truth behind it,” Badal told media persons here on Wednesday.
Expressing concern over recent incidents in Punjab, Badal said the ISI has plans to target important leaders, besides designing sacrileges to destabilise peace and harmony in the state.
“We have already conveyed this information to Union Home Minister and National Security Adviser. Our police is doing its job in the best way possible. Punjab Police has busted many modules and arrested people from abroad also in this connection,” Badal added.