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Capt Amarinder warns against return of 1980s; condemns AAP’s failure

CHANDIGARH, (Gurpreet) : Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today warned against return of the dark era of 1980s in Punjab, saying the way things were unfolding in the state today, reminded of those days (1980s) and it was quite worrisome.

Capt Amarinder also condemned the complete failure on part of the Aam Aadmi Party government in the state which has not taken any action so far even after 24 hours of murder of the Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri in Amritsar on Friday.

He said he was more concerned because the AAP government had neither shown any inclination nor any capability to handle such an alarming situation. “Once you let your weakness and shortcomings known, anti-national forces are bound to take advantage of that and that is what is precisely happening in Punjab now”, he said, while referring to increased activities of anti-national forces in Punjab after the AAP took over.

“I am reminded of 1980s when situation started drifting and deteriorating into terrorism and we had to pay such a huge price”, the former Chief Minister warned, while cautioning the AAP government against any laxity and inaction. “What to speak of taking any action, nobody from the AAP has even condemned the brutal murder of the Shiv Sena leader so far”, he pointed out.

Capt Amarinder expressed shock as how could someone who was under high security be shot dead in full public view with so many policemen around. “What action has the government taken?” he asked, while warning against letting people being killed like that and letting those responsible go scot-free.

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