Describing Lambi as his 'karambhoomi'’ from where he would teach the Badals a lesson for the savagery and atrocities they had unleashed on the people of Punjab over the past 10 years, Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said he would get all cases of religious sacrilege thoroughly investigated and punish the Badals if found guilty.
Amarinder said while Patiala was his 'janambhoomi' to which he owed his emotional roots, he had chosen Lambi as his 'karambhoomi’ since he owed it to the people of Punjab to teach the Badals a lesson for all their crimes and misdeeds.
The Badals have spent the past 10 years bolstering their family interests, with all the key businesses in the state owned by them and the Akali-patronized mafia ruling Punjab, said Captain , asking Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal where he would take all the wealth he had accumulated. "Will you take it with you when you leave this world?,” the PPCC president asked, taking a dig at the Badals over the multi-crore assets they had built during their rule of Punjab.
Amarinder lashed out at the Badal-led SAD-BJP government for failing to protect the religious fabric of Punjab, pointing out that they had even failed to complete the memorial started by the Congress in "this historic land where Bade Sahibzade sacrificed his life along with 40 others.” The Badals have only been interested in building hotels to boost their personal interests, he added, in an apparent reference to Sukhbir Badal’s Sukhvilas.
Amarinder cited the various incidents of sacrilege that had been taking place in Punjab in recent months to expose the 'maari soch' of the Badals, who were out to divide and polarize the state on communal lines.
Taking a snipe at Kejriwal’s fumbling attempts to project himself as a Sikh Punjbai by trying to wear a turban during his public meetings and rallies, he warned the people against being taken in by his frivolous gimmicks. AAP is a party with no experience and no connect with Punjab, he said, urging the people not to be swayed by the outsider’s false promises.
Earlier, welcoming the PPCC chief, the Congress candidate from Chamkaur Sahib, Charanjit Singh Channi, pointed to the total lack of development in the area to show how the Badals had been sacrificing the interests of the people to promote their own interests.