Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today asked the Election Commission to take note of AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal's night stay at the residence of a terrorist in Moga immediately.
In a statement here, Jr. Badal said the night stay by Kejriwal at the residence of Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) general Gurinder Singh alias Jaswinder Singh Ghali had vitiated the poll atmosphere in Punjab and given a fillip to radical forces. "This kind of conduct must be snubbed immediately", he said.
The SAD president said Kejriwal also had a moral responsibility to tell Punjabis why he had stayed at the residence of a dreaded militant in Moga two days back. "Not only did you stay at the residence of the KCF terrorist but also held a meeting with radical elements besides making calls to foreign countries".
In a statement here, Sukhbir said Punjabis had a right to know why Kejriwal was holding repeated meetings with extremist elements. "Earlier you met Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) front organisation Akhand Kirtani Jatha members, including R P Singh,at Mohali. You have also held meetings with radical elements who organised a separatist conclave more than one year back".
Badal said all these incidents proved that Kejriwal was hand in glove with radical elements. He said it also proved that the AAP Convenor was ready to go to any extent to get a few votes. Even compromise the unity and integrity of the country".
Badal said it was impossible to believe that the Moga AAP leadership did not know that they were putting up Kejriwal in a terrorist's house. "In fact it was deliberate. The AAP leadership wanted to send a signal to the radical elements that it was one with them".
He said this kind of politics was very dangerous for Punjab. He said terrorist Gurinder alias Jaswinder Ghali was involved in triggering off a bomb in Mandi Mustafa locality of Baghapurana in which a priest was killed. He said Gurinder was also responsible for placing tails of cows in temples to incite communal hatred.
Badal asked Kejriwal to explain what message he was sending to the Hindu community by aligning with forces who were bent on inciting communal hatred. He said peace and communal harmony had been achieved in Punjab after a long struggle. "We should not let it be frittered away by opportunistic outsiders who are only interested in grabbing power, even by rising on the shoulder of extremist forces", he added.