The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today held mass protests in all 117 assembly constituencies across the State in protest against the Congress government’s deep rooted conspiracy to weaken Sikh institutions as well as the Sikh panth in league with radical elements as well as AAP leaders to vitiate the peace and communal harmony in this border State.In each constituency, thousands of SAD workers along with senior leaders took to the streets, raising slogans against the Congress government as well as its stooges. Effigies of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar as well as radical leaders like Baljit Singh Daduwal were burnt on the occasion.The senior leaders who led these protest at different constituencies include Maheshinder Singh Grewal, Sikandar Singh Maluka, Jathedar Tota Singh, Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema, Prem Singh Chandumajra and Hira Singh Gabria. At all protest sites SAD workers condemned Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar for threatening them that they would not be allowed to enter villages. They warned the Congress party that they stood for maintaining peace and communal harmony and that it should desist from instigating violence in the State.
At the protesting sites, the SAD leaders accused that the Congress government in league with radical groups was hatching a conspiracy to defame the SAD in order to take control over the Sikh religious institutions including the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). They said that the Captain Amrinder Singh led Congress government was trying to implement its age old anti-Sikh agenda of dividing the Sikhs for its petty political goals as it did in 1980s to take control over the Sikh religious institutions as well as push the State back in to the dark era of terrorism.
The SAD leaders pointed out while sloganeering against the chief minister’s flip-flop over the issue of 1984 Sikh massacre that the Congress was playing double game to achieve its dubious political goals. On the one hand it was trying the defame the SAD and its senior leadership through a malicious and deceitful campaign, the other hand it was trying to give clean chit to the Congress party for its involvement in the inhuman and ghastly act of butchering thousands of innocent Sikhs in 1984. They said that the SAD would not let the Congress to get succeed in dividing the Sikh community for its political goals.