Chandigarh, May 5 : Punjab Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa on Tuesday blamed the Shiromani Akali Dal leaders of playing dirty politics in the name of Sikh pilgrims who have returned from Sri Hazur Sahib in Nanded, Maharashtra.
He said not even a single Akali leader has gone to meet the Sikh pilgrims anywhere in the state to encourage them, instead they are playing cheap politics. Talking to the media persons here, Mr Bajwa said that the Akali Dal which has completely lost its political legitimacy, is now making unsuccessful attempts to regain political ground among the Sikhs and Punjabis by making baseless statements on the issue of Sikh devotees.
He said that the Punjab government is fighting a war against the deadly coronavirus in the state but the Badal family despite being one of the richest families in the country, has not contributed even a single penny in this war. “The three members of Badal family are taking huge pensions and salaries from the government but they have not contributed anything to the Chief Minister Relief Fund," Bajwa said.
The Minister said that due to the Badal family's selfish, own family oriented and autocratic policies, Akali Dal has been limited to Badal and Majithia Families. He said that apart from Sukhbir Singh Badal, Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Bikram Singh Majithia no other Akali leader was making such false and baseless statements. MORE (UNI)