MATTERS OF RELIGIOUS IMPORTANCE
Amarinder slams Modi for discriminating against Punjab
- TEAM PT
Amarinder slams Modi for discriminating against Punjab



Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of serious discrimination against the Congress government in Punjab in matters of religious importance, as part of his and his party’s divisive agenda. 

Upping the ante against Modi, who had on Sunday chosen to target him in a speech at Kathua, Captain Amarinder asked why the prime minister had not pointed fingers at the Akali leaders’, including the Badals, for failing to attend the central government function to commemorate the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. 

Neither Prakash or Sukhbir Badal, nor Harsimrat Badal, who happens to be a minister in Modi’s own cabinet, deemed it fit to pay their homage to the martyrs at the historic Jallianwala Bagh, the Chief Minister pointed out. Yet Modi, who himself chose to keep away from this occasion of national importance, had criticized him even though he had been part of a series of events at the Jallianwala Bagh national memorial over two days, said the Chief Minister, lambasting the prime minister for his selective and politically motivated attack. 

"Why was Mr Modi not present at this major event? Why did the Badals fail to turn up, and why did the prime minister chose to conveniently ignore their absence?,” asked the Chief Minister, in a hard-hitting statement. 

Interpreting Modi’s actions and words as part of his government’s persistent discrimination against the Congress government in Punjab, Captain Amarinder said by holding a parallel event to mark the Jallianwala Bagh centenary, instead of supporting the state government’s commemorative programmes, the prime minister had exposed his true intent. 

Captain Amarinder said there was a clear pattern in Modi’s attack on him on the Jallianwala Bagh issue, which the central government had been brazenly and shamelessly trying to politicize to woo the Punjabi community and further his political ambitions. The community, however, was not likely to be taken in by such petty acts of omission and commission, he added, urging the prime minister to come out with a constructive agenda to garner votes in the state. 

Punjab, with a strong Congress government at its helm, posed a serious challenge to Modi’s ambitions, making it a target of his unsavoury and petty assaults, said Captain Amarinder. The prime minister’s continuous refusal to make funds available for the 550th Prakash Parv of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, scheduled to be celebrated in November this year, was in line with his partisan approach, he added. The Chief Minister said he would not be surprised if the Modi government had planned a separate event to mark the Prakash Parv also, in an effort to score one-upmanship on this most significant occasion. 
------------
Why was Mr Modi not present at this major event? Why did the Badals fail to turn up, and why did the prime minister chose to conveniently ignore their absence?
------------
Modi had been persistently trying to undermine the Congress-led governments in various states in a desperate bid to win the Lok Sabha elections, where the BJP was clearly on slipper ground, he added. 

Describing Modi as a barefaced credit-seeker, Captain Amarinder said the prime minister had exposed himself on this count again and again, with the Kartarpur Corridor foundation laying ceremony in November last year another case in instance. In fact, the Chief Minister pointed out, it had been a habit with the incumbent BJP-led government at the Centre to try and usurp the credit for various initiatives and development works launched or undertaken by previous regimes. 

The prime minister, said Captain Amarinder, had no positive plank to take to the voters in these elections and was thus resorting to such credit wars in the desperate hope that he would be able to sway the electorate by misleading them in this manner. The people of Punjab, and in fact the entire nation, had seen through these frantic tactics of the prime minister and would mercilessly and unceremoniously throw his government out of power, he added.
 

Disclaimer : PunjabToday.in and other platforms of the Punjab Today group strive to include views and opinions from across the entire spectrum, but by no means do we agree with everything we publish. Our efforts and editorial choices consistently underscore our authors' right to the freedom of speech. However, it should be clear to all readers that individual authors are responsible for the information, ideas or opinions in their articles, and very often, these do not reflect the views of PunjabToday.in or other platforms of the group. Punjab Today does not assume any responsibility or liability for the views of authors whose work appears here.

_______________________________________________________________

Most shared Punjab Today articles:
 

KYUN KE HUM HAIN HINDUSTANI

Three Women of 1984

 FROM 1984 TO BARGARI - Hurt & angry, we’ve tried rage, anger. Did we miss karuna?   

REVISITING 1984 – RIOT AROUND A POLE     

KARTARPUR SAHIB: A CLARION CALL FOR PEACE IN AN AGE OF CYNICISM

If it could happen to Arun Shourie, imagine what could they do to you?

Healers & Predators – The Doctor is In, & is very corrupt

Amarinder, Badals, AAP — Every party in Punjab is now an Akali Dal

Welcome to 1947. Happy Independence Day. Would you like to step out?

In Pakistan, a donkey pays for democracy – bleeding, its nostrils ripped apart

WOOING THE PANTH: Amarinder a little less Congressy, Akali Dal a little more saffron

"Captain Amarinder Singh ji” and "Rahul”: Reading Sign Language In A Relationship

The Comrade In Punjab - Lost, Irrelevant, Asleep, Even Bored!

WATERS ROYALTY - The Loot that Rajasthan Committed

AMARINDER GOVT's LOVE FOR FARMERS, AND MY DAD's FOR HIS SCOOTER

OF SUNNY KID & HORSE SENSE: The Punjab-Punjab Ties 
A SAFFRON JOURNEY VIA CANADA

TRUDEAU VISIT AND RIGHT-WING MEDIA MACHINE

OF NIRMAL SINGH'S EYES 

Mr. CHIEF MINISTER, PLEASE CALL OFF JANUARY 7 FUNCTION
BAD, BAD WOMAN! 

MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE BACK HIS GALLANTRY MEDAL

 

_______________________________________________________________


Punjab Today believes in serious, engaging, narrative journalism at a time when mainstream media houses seem to have given up on long-form writing and news television has blurred or altogether erased the lines between news and slapstick entertainment. We at Punjab Today believe that readers such as yourself appreciate cerebral journalism, and would like you to hold us against the best international industry standards. Brickbats are welcome even more than bouquets, though an occasional pat on the back is always encouraging. Good journalism can be a lifeline in these uncertain times worldwide. You can support us in myriad ways. To begin with, by spreading word about us and forwarding this reportage. Stay engaged.

— Team PT
 






Comment by: LISA HARRISON

Do you want to buy or sell your kidney for money,We re urgently in need for kidney donor at the rate of 14 CRORE, Payment procedure 50% 7 CRORE advance payment before operation, If any one is willing to sell please contact us.
Need Genuine Donors.
Waiting for your responds
DR LISA HARRISON
Email: Lisabrain101@gmail.com
Contact No +918296928519
Whats-App No +918296928519
Best Regards.
DFIDUVU

reply


Comment by: jessy johnson


Are you interested to selling one of your k1dney for a good amount of $800,000 USD in India pls kindly Contact us now on our email: as we are looking for k1dney donor, Very urgently who are group B,group A ,O ve and 0 ve. Interested person should contact us now.

DR JESSY JOHNSON

contact us on call:+919205206332

WhatsApp:+919667270992

contact us:+919205206332

WhatsApp:+919667270992

reply


Comment by: jessy johnson

Are you interested to selling one of your k1dney for a good amount of $800,000 USD in India pls kindly Contact us now on our email: as we are looking for k1dney donor, Very urgently who are group B,group A ,O ve and 0 ve. Interested person should contact us now.

DR JESSY JOHNSON

contact us on call:+919205206332

WhatsApp:+919667270992

contact us:+919205206332

WhatsApp:+919667270992
dsijfijsr

reply


Comment by: jessy johnson

Are you interested to selling one of your k1dney for a good amount of $800,000 USD in India pls kindly Contact us now on our email: as we are looking for k1dney donor, Very urgently who are group B,group A ,O ve and 0 ve. Interested person should contact us now.

DR JESSY JOHNSON

contact us on call:+919205206332

WhatsApp:+919667270992

contact us:+919205206332

WhatsApp:+919667270992
DFOKDJNPD

reply


Comment by: jessy johnson


Are you interested to selling one of your k1dney for a good amount of $800,000 USD in India pls kindly Contact us now on our email: as we are looking for k1dney donor, Very urgently who are group B,group A ,O ve and 0 ve. Interested person should contact us now.

DR JESSY JOHNSON

contact us on call:+919205206332

WhatsApp:+919667270992

contact us:+919205206332

WhatsApp:+919667270992
SDVDBFKYT

reply


Comment by: jessy johnson


Are you interested to selling one of your k1dney for a good amount of $800,000 USD in India pls kindly Contact us now on our email: as we are looking for k1dney donor, Very urgently who are group B,group A ,O ve and 0 ve. Interested person should contact us now.

DR JESSY JOHNSON

contact us on call:+919205206332

WhatsApp:+919667270992

contact us:+919205206332

WhatsApp:+919667270992
PDODDIN

reply


Comment

your name*

email address*

comments*
You may use these HTML tags:<p> <u> <i> <b> <strong> <del> <code> <hr> <em> <ul> <li> <ol> <span> <div>

verification code*
 








Most Visited
You may also Like

Topic Cloud

Archive






Copyright © 2016-2017







NEWS LETTER