Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today urged the Sikh Sangat to organise "thikri pahra" in Gurdwaras to defeat the AAP conspiracy to create disturbance in the State and blame the ruling SAD - BJP alliance for the same.In a statement here, Mrs Badal said the recent meeting of Arvind Kejriwal with radicals at the residence of Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) militant Gurinder Singh Ghali had made it clear that AAP had instigated certain elements to indulge in sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahab ji. She said these same elements had become active again after holding meetings with Kejriwal and two sacrilege cases had been reported from Lambi and Muktsar. "I appeal to the Sikh Sangat to guard their Gurdwaras vigorously and thwart attempts to destroy the peace and communal harmony in the State. Guardians of temples and churches should also be vigilant as these outside forces could target them also", she added.Mrs Badal said AAP had been instigating radicals to target the Badal family also. She said Gurbachan Singh, who had thrown a shoe at CM Parkash Singh Badal at Lambi, was the brother of radical leader Amrik Singh Ajnala who was patronised by AAP.
"Other people who were accused of committing sacrilege have also now openly associated with AAP proving they were hand in glove in indulging in these dastardly acts", she added.Mrs Badal also urged Punjabis to recognise the intentions of AAP. "This is the same party which has bulldozed the historic 'piau' at Gurdwara Sisgang in Delhi. An AAP legislator from Delhi was arrested for masterminding the desecration of the holy Koran at Malerkotla. Now these same people are meeting at the residence of terrorist Gurinder Singh who was responsible for throwing chopped tails of cows in temples. These people cannot be trusted with your votes". Mrs Badal also urged Punjabis to reject the corrupt practices of AAP. "AAP Talwandi Sabo candidate Bajinder Kaur has been caught distributing liquor. AAP candidates are also distributing money in urban areas". Stating that the SAD- BJP alliance alone could take the State forward and maintain peace and communal harmony, Mrs Badal said the Congress party was equally guilty of stoking communal passions in Punjab. She said Congress leaders openly shared the stage with separatists during the radical enclave at Tarn Taran more than one year back. She said Punjabis could never forget the attack ordered on the Darbar Sahab by the Gandhi family or the massacre of innocent Sikhs in Delhi in 1984 which was also engineered by the Congress.