Chandigarh: Launching a frontal attack on Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, his former colleague and now bitter critic Bir Devinder Singh on November 5 said he was acting as a frontman of National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and was raising the bogey of ISI to sabotage the Kartarpur Corridor.
"Amarinder Singh is blatantly disparaging the spiritual relevance of this historic corridor...(and) is acting as an agent provocateur (and) issuing daily statements on how it is the ISI that is behind the corridor," Bir Devinder Singh, senior vice president of SAD (Taksali), said in a press release here.
"Amarinder Singh is acting as a front man of Mr. Ajit Doval, the all-powerful NSA and is casting a contemptible shadow on the entire venture," he said.
Bir Devinder Singh went for the personal, and accused CM Amarinder Singh for harbouring a Pakistani guest with close links to top Pakistani generals. "Mr. Ajit Doval does not seem to have any objection to the illegitimate stay of this ... journalist of Pakistan, who has enormous proximity to top Pakistani Army Generals," he said.
"I wonder why and how the Government of India has been allowing this sinister arrangement to continue for so long? Can Mr. Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor, Government of India answer this pertinent question?" the former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha asked.
He said Amarinder Singh was facing serious DRI cases of corruption and was "hell bent to prove his faithful credentials to impress Mr. Ajit Doval" to get some reprieve.
Bir Devinder Singh
Bir Devinder said that was the reason behind his repeated references to ISI being behind the corridor.
"If Capt. Amarinder Singh feels so strongly and is vary of the intent of the Pakistan Government to initiating the process for opening the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor for Sikh pilgrims, then why is he leading the first batch of pilgrims to pay obeisance at Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur (Pakistan) by using the same corridor of faith about which he is casting shadows of incredulity and deceit?" he asked.
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