Punjab

Sukhpal Khaira warns BJP and SAD against conspiracy to scrap Kartarpur Sahib corridor

Punjab Tribune Bureau | August 25, 2019 06:17 PM

Says statement by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy to stop corridor work smells conspiracy against Sikh community

Demanded clarification from PM Narender Modi and SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal

 CHANDIGARH- Sukhpal Singh Khaira Bholath MLA and president of Punjab Ekta Party(PEP) today said that statement given by BJP MP  Subramanian Swamy at Chandigarh, seeking to scrap Sri Kartarpur Sahib corridor is part of deep rooted conspiracy of BJP and its alliance partner Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) against Sikh community.

In a statement issued here Khaira said that neither Punjab BJP and nor SAD president Sukjbir Singh Badal had clarified their stand on the statement made by Subramanian Swamy. He demanded a clarification on the issue from Prime Minister Narender Modi, state BJP president Shwait Malik  and Sukhbir Singh Badal. He apprehended that the Badal family had literally pledged and surrendered the interests of Punjab and Sikhs before the BJP merely to ensure the continuance of Harsimrat Kaur Badal as a Cabinet Minister.

PEP president said that BJP has virtually taken people of Kashmir as hostages curbing the democratic and human rights of people. He stated that SAD which won several elections in Punjab on the issue of strong federal structure and more rights to states has bowed down before the BJP leadership due to vast business interests of Badal family. He said that after Kashmir BJP may target Punjab to implement its sinister designs of pushing minority communities to the wall.  He also alleged that floods in Punjab were also a sabotage on which he would present facts later.

Khaira said that BJP has already shown its inclination to deprive Punjab of its river waters and turn the tables in favour of Haryana where BJP would be contesting assembly election in alliance with SAD later this year. He said that in the given situation, SAD has no guts to oppose the move.

Khaira said that statement of Subramanian Swamy shall not be seen in isolation. The BJP government at center is continuously creating hostile atmosphere to justify its action of scrapping article 370 in Kashmir. He  said that the since of BJP high command and SAD leaders on fate of Kartarpur Sahib corridor is suspicious. He warned the BJP and SAD leaders against any attempt to scrap the Kartarpur Sahib corridor. He said that Sikh community had struggle for seven decades to get excess to historic shrine of Baba Gurur Nank Dev ji and any mischief to jeopardize it would have strong backlash.

Khaira said that the Pakistan government had almost completed more than 90 percent of Kartarpur Sahib corridor work on their territory while the work by the central government on our side is at very slow pace. He said that followers of Guru Nanak Dev jis are waiting for the historic moment of 550th Parkash Utsav of their Guru with utmost patience and devotion. He urged the BJP president Amit Shah and Prime Minister to give a public commitment to open the corridor in November and dissociate from views of Subramanian Swamy. 

 

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