Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) today mounted attack on Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for his alleged links with the extremists and instigating violence in the border state to meet his vested political interests during the dark decade of militancy in 80’s.AAP state convener Gurpreet Singh Waraich while referring to declassified papers of CIA, the spy agency of USA , said that the fresh revelations on Operation Blue Star and spread of militancy in Punjab has unmasked an opportunist face of Badal. The document ‘India and the Sikh challenge’ posted on the website of CIA has underlined the fact that Badal had stood with the extremists against the state to further his political career.AAP leader said that Badal was solely responsible for exploiting sentiments of Sikhs in the name of religion and fomenting confrontation with the state to make his political fortunes. He said that thousands of Sikh youth, innocent Sikhs and Hindus were killed during the troubled periods. Badal is fully responsible for the turmoil and its consequences that Punjab continue to face even after four decades.Waraich also questioned BJP, the alliance partner of SAD for having political ties with SAD and bonhomie between Badal and leaders of RSS, BJP. He said that BJP has double face while on one hand in its manifesto it has promised to pay Rs.5 lakh compensation to victims of terrorism, and on the other hand BJP is clubbing with leaders who sided with extremists.
BJP leadership shall explain the motive of keeping alliance with SAD and must clarify its stand on exposures made in CIA papers.Waraich said that what Badal was doing 36 years back, his son Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has been playing same mischief of sparking communal strife in Punjab to promote his political interests. He said that sacrilege of holy Guru Granth Sahib, the Geeta and Quran Sharif are acts in same lineage. He said that Badal family was most hated family in the Punjab’s recent history and their sins are unforgiveable.AAP leader said that Sukhbir Badal had launched a sinister campaign against AAP leaders blaming them for links with radicals and also branding NRIs from Canada as terrorists to make political gains. He said that Sukhbir Badal himself promoted radical groups and gangsters to use them for political purposes. The CIA document is slap on the face of Sukhbir Badal. “AAP is contesting Punjab elections to end the rule of corrupt, dishonest and opportunist alliance of SAD and BJP”, Waraich stated.