Amarinder asks Badal to rein in police officials

Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh asked Parkash Singh Badal to rein in state police officials accusing them of victimising Congress workers.

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Amarinder
Singh today asked Parkash Singh Badal, who is set to take oath
as Chief Minister for the second consecutive term, to rein in
state police officials accusing them of victimising Congress
workers to please their political masters.

It is not even a week since this government (Akali-BJP)
was re-elected but some police officials, in an over
enthusiastic bid to oblige their political masters, have
started harassing Congress workers, Amarinder alleged in a
statement here.
The PCC chief claimed he has started receiving reports
from defeated party MLAs across the state that their workers
and supporters are being harassed and victimised by the Akali
workers and the police.

"This is absolutely unacceptable and intolerable", he
said and warned against a "Congress backlash" which can only
lead to confrontation.
The former Chief Minister hoped that Badal stands by his
assurance that there will be no vendetta.

"His intentions should reflect in deeds and not merely in
words", he said.

PTI

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