Capt. Amarinder Singh slams Punjab Govt for its denial over any security threat
Former Chief Minister of Punjab Capt. Amarinder Singh slammed the state government for its repeated denial of any serious security issues. On Wednesday he said that there was something wrong and dangerous happening at the borders, which the state could ill-afford to ignore.
Addressing a press conference, Amarinder Singh said, “I am not an alarmist but my long experience in the Indian Army and as chief minister of the state tells me that something is going to happen.”
“Yet a home minister who has been in his chair for one month claims to know more than me!” he said, taking a dig at his once-loyal aide Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa.
He warned, “ We have to be very careful of the clandestine war from across the borders.”
“Sleeper cells of the Pak ISI and Khalistani forces are creating trouble, technology is becoming more advanced. The capacity and range of drones are increasing, first, they came in just 5-6 km from the border, now they reach 31 km,” he pointed out.
He stressed that the state government should put the facts before the people and take their help in getting information instead of denying the danger. It should own up and take necessary action to combat the threat, he said, adding that even at the all-party meet held on the issue, it seems that political parties were not properly briefed.
He also trashed allegations of the opposition parties that the BSF would take over the state’s administration or will be deployed at the Golden Temple, saying such misconceptions were being spread by certain people to score brownie points in the run-up to the Assembly elections.
“The BSF is here to help maintain national security as we are a border state,” he said, calling for full support by the state to the Centre in the interest of national security.
BSF’s assistance was essential to maintaining peace in Punjab, he said, adding that the state has been through tough times and nobody wants it to suffer again.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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