Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday accused the Punjab’s Parkash Singh Badal government of abusing the official machinery for what it termed was “suppressing” its protest against the alleged food grain scam.
The party had reportedly planned a protest for Monday in Chandigarh.
AAP National spokesperson and in-charge of Punjab’s affairs, Sanjay Singh alleged that Badal was using coercive tactics and means to ensure his party did not does not gherao his official residence in Chandigarh tomorrow to “expose” his misdeeds.
“He (Badal) can not browbeat AAP and scare its volunteers, workers and sympathisers by adopting such cheap arm twisting tactics,” Singh was quoted by PTI.
Stepping up his attack against the SAD-BJP government of Punjab, Singh said that Chief Minister Badal had unleashed “reign of terror” through Punjab police on AAP volunteers and workers to create a fear psychosis among them.
AAP volunteers were being allegedly threatened that if they attended AAP’s protest scheduled for Monday they would be booked in “false” criminal cases, claimed Singh.
Punjab goes to polls next year and the bitter war of words have already begung among the three stake-holders- the ruling SAD-BJP combine, Congress and AAP.
The AAP had won four Lok Sabha seats in 2014 general elections, all coming from Punjab.