Check penetration of RSS in Punjab: Bajwa to Congress workers

Punjab Congress President Partap Singh Bajwa on Saturday called upon party workers to check penetration of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh in the state.

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress President Partap Singh Bajwa on Saturday called upon party workers to check penetration of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh in the state.

Bajwa while addressing members of party's Panchayati Raj Rural Development Cell alleged, "...The infiltration by communal force is a matter of great concern as it might create tension in this sensitive state which cannot afford any damage to its fragile social fabric."

Claiming that rise of "such forces" in this border state was a matter of serious concern, he said, "peace will not be allowed to be disturbed by such divisive and sectarian forces."

Bajwa also slammed the Akali Dal-BJP government, and alleged them of being "anti-farmer" whose "real face" had been exposed during paddy procurement season.

He accused BJP of being an urban-centric party which had "no concern" for the rural areas.

Comparing the present situation with that under the UPA, he pointed out that the prices of wheat and paddy had increased by about Rs 700 per quintal from 2004 to 2013 while the increase earlier under the BJP-led NDA was just Rs 60 from 1999 to 2004.

Bajwa also lashed out at the Centre for levying service tax on NRI remittances fee, saying it will encourage "hawala" transactions.

 

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