Chandigarh, 14 January 2020
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Punjab, has slammed the Badal family for its proprietary claim over the telecast of ‘gurbani’ and ‘hukamnama’ pronounced daily from Sri Darbar Sahib, through a private TV channel owned by them, saying that if chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh had fulfilled his poll promise and crushed the Badals-sponsored cable mafia in the state, they (Badals) would not have made a claim over the ownership over the relay of ‘gurbani’.
In a statement issued from party headquarters on Tuesday, chief spokesperson of the party Prof. Baljinder Kaur, Deputy Leader of Opposition, Bibi Sarabjit Kaur Manuke, Rupinder Kaur Ruby, Jai Kishan Singh Rouri, Manjeet Singh Bilaspur and Kulwant Singh Pandori (All MLAs) said that only the Badal clan or its anti-panth and anti-state acolytes were not responsible for the sorry state of affairs, but Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh was equally responsible for the same.
The AAP leaders said that the people of the state, who were sick of the 10-year-old ‘mafia raj’ of the Badals, had voted captain and his party to power, saying the he (Amarinder Singh), instead of tightening noose on the mafia, started extending political patronage to it, they said.
AAP MLAs further said had Chief Minister demolished the Badals-sponsored cable mafia, sand mafia, transport mafia, drug mafia, power mafia, education mafia, health mafia and land mafia etc and the ‘panth’, Punjab and the people of Punjab won’t have to see bad days, alleging that Captain Amarinder Singh was responsible for extending his patronage to the powerful mafia lords.
The AAP MLAs alleged that sacrilegious act committed by the Badal family over claims of ownership of the guru’s divine ‘gurbani’ had hurt religious sentiments of teeming millions of nanak naam leva sangat across the world. To prevent their act of desecration, not only the Singh Sahibans of Sri Akal Takht Sahib but also the people of Punjab, need to rise to occasion to drag president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) Gobind Singh Longowal to court of law, to tell people over his stoic silence over the controversy.