Congratulating former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh for deciding to float his own party, the Punjab unit of the BJP said any decision to contest upcoming assembly election in alliance with him (Capt Amarinder) will be taken by the party high command. BJP’s Rajya Sabha member from Haryana, Dushyant Kumar Gautam said the rebel Congress leader should first raise his political outfit before proceeding for an alliance with the saffron party.
Shiromani Akali Dal on Wednesday asked Punjab deputy CM Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa to prove his sincerity on charges made against Capt Amarinder Singh by breaking all ties with the Congress high command, especially Gandhi family.
Nihangs on Thursday allegedly tried to attack Congress leader and Anti-Khalistani Terrorist Front chairman Gursimran Singh Mand and president Amit Arora outside police commissioner’s office in Ludhiana.
The Punjab government has formed a three-member special investigation team (SIT) to probe the murder of Lakhbir Singh at the Singhu border. The government has acted on a complaint filed by the deceased’s sister, who alleged that he was allured by some unknown persons and taken to Singhu, where he was murdered by some Nihangs on October 15 for alleged sacrilege.