Chandigarh, May 1: Asserting that this was not the time to indulge in petty politics, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday appealed to the Opposition parties not to trigger panic among people by spreading misinformation about the Covid pandemic in Punjab, but to work unitedly with his government to overcome this unprecedented crisis.
In a televised address to the people of Punjab, the Chief Minister said there were no mismanagement of the crisis or widespread infections in the state, as was being projected by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Most of the cases now were those that were coming from other states, he said, disclosing that of the new cases reported, only seven related to local infection while 93 were Punjabis who had come from outside the state.
Urging the Opposition to join hands, and work shoulder to shoulder with his government, in the interest of Punjab and its people, the Chief Minister said “we have a war at our hands, and it is time not to score brownie points but to show unity.” Citing the example of the appointment of Labour leader Clement Attlee as deputy PM by then Conservative UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill, when faced with war against Germany, Capt Amarinder said wars can only be fought and won unitedly. (UNI)