Lower than two months after the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) stop the BJP-led Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA), the central authorities has withdrawn the “Z-Plus” class safety cowl for the occasion’s chief Bikram Singh Majithia.
A former minister mired in controversy, Mr Majithia is seen as a gentle goal given the assaults on the BJP by the management of the Akali Dal, sources within the occasion mentioned. Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal had just lately criticised the centre for its remedy of minorities.
Lashing out on the NDA authorities, SAD spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema mentioned, “The SAD condemns the arbitrary, dictatorial and politically motivated determination of the BJP-led central authorities to withdraw the Z-plus class safety cowl of former minister and senior Akali chief Bikram Singh Majithia.”
In a press release, Mr Cheema, additionally a senior SAD chief, alleged that Mr Majithia’s safety cowl had been withdrawn as a result of the occasion had “stood firmly with farmers” towards the centre’s farm legal guidelines and the denial of the official language standing to Punjabi in Jammu and Kashmir.
He mentioned the SAD had voted towards the centre’s farm legal guidelines in parliament in addition to quitting the union cupboard and the NDA over the difficulty.
“It’s clear that Mr Majithia is a sufferer of political vendetta. The SAD, nonetheless, won’t be cowed down by such ways and can proceed to face with farmers and Punjabis towards the central legal guidelines in addition to some other difficulty which weakens the federal construction or is intrinsically anti-Punjab,” he mentioned.
Mr Majithia is the brother of former Union Minister and SAD’s Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal, and brother-in-law of Sukhbir Singh Badal.
“Now we have already seen how a senior Left chief and Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu was murdered in Tarn Taran just lately after his safety cowl was withdrawn,” Mr Cheema mentioned.
Warning that the Union Residence Ministry could be held accountable for any incident after the withdrawal of Mr Majithia’s safety cowl, the SAD chief mentioned, “This sort of motion, which is designed to browbeat opponents, is a brand new low in Indian politics”.
He mentioned whereas the safety cowl of Mr Majithia, who has usually been focused by anti-national parts, has been withdrawn, the central authorities has given Y-plus class safety to movie actor Kangana Ranaut.
“Safety shouldn’t be given on the whims and fancies to individuals who sing the federal government’s tune. It’s incumbent on the Residence Ministry to clarify on what grounds Mr Majithia’s safety cowl has been withdrawn out of the blue after the SAD stood up towards the Centre in help of the farming group,” he mentioned.
(With inputs from PTI)