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BJP led central govt decision to withdraw Z + security cover of Majithia Politically Motivated

Chandigarh, (Gurpreet) -The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today condemned the arbitrary, dictatorial and politically motivated decision of the BJP led central government to withdraw the Z + category security cover of former minister and senior Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia.

In a statement here, party Spokesman Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said Mr Bikram Majithia’s security cover had been withdrawn because the SAD had stood firmly with farmers against the central Agricultural laws as well as denial of official language status to Punjabi in Jammu and Kashmir. He said the SAD had voted against the central Agri Bills in parliament besides quitting the union cabinet and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). “It is clear that Mr Majithia is a victim of political vendetta. The SAD however will not be cowed down by such tactics and will continue to stand with farmers and Punjabis against the central laws as well as any other issue which weakens the federal structure or is intrinsically anti- Punjab. The SAD has a 100 year old history of standing up to safeguard the rights of the farmers and the poor and downtrodden. It will never shirk away from this responsibility”.

Speaking about Mr Majithia’s security case, the SAD leader said Z + category security cover had been given to him in 2010 during UPA rule on the basis of threat perception. “The case was cleared by then home minister P Chidambaram who was known to be a hard task master on the basis of credible reports. We would like to know what has changed suddenly that the ten year old cover was withdrawn on the basis of a single line order. Mr Majithia continues to be targeted by Pakistan based anti - national elements and gangsters who have openly threatened to eliminate him. Even chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh has recently talked about increased attempts of Pakistan’s ISI to revive terrorist activity in Punjab, particularly th