AAP govt to ensure severe punishment for perpetrators of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib: Kejriwal


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the Aam Aadmi Party government, if elected, will ensure severe punishment for the perpetrators involved in the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib so that nobody can even think of repeating it in the future.

Kejriwal also said that the AAP government will make Punjab free of drug and corruption if it elected to power in the state Assembly election early next year.

Kejriwal said that they will implement strategies to bring the state back on track and AAP will stop illegal mining, cable and transport mafia “thriving” under the “political patronage”.

Kejriwal said that this border district has been ignored by the Akalis and the Congress since its formation but AAP will revive the industrial hub at Goindwal Sahib and Sheron sugarmill which will provide employment opportunities to the youth of this area.

Parkash Singh Badal government has failed to identify and punish the accused involved in the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib, he said.

Had they been the well-wishers of “Sikh Panth”, both Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal would have acted swiftly and seriously in the Bargari case in which two persons lost their lives due to alleged firing by police on protesters against sacrilege of Holy book, he said.

Lashing out at Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, Badals and Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh, Kejriwal said that all of them have a secret agreement on saving each other’s misdeeds.

He claimed that Badals have closed the corruption cases against Amarinder while the latter had approached Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi to bail out Majithia from a CBI enquiry during the Congress regime at the Centre.

Had Amarinder not interfered, Majithia would have been behind the bars in multi-crore drug case, he said.

“But Aam Aadmi Party will put Bikram to jail and punish him for ruining the youth of Punjab by spreading drug trade,” he said.

Kejriwal said that God gave them a chance to serve the people of Delhi and within a short period of over one year, the health and education sectors have seen development at par with the private institutions.

“Above all, corruption has been brought down considerably which helped them in generating revenue for schools and hospitals,” he said.