BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh on Wednesday alleged that former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had exposed the Congress, which would be completely wiped out in the Assembly elections in Punjab in 2022.
In a statement, Tarun Chugh endorsed the security concerns raised by Captain Amarinder that has necessitated the BSF to increase its operative areas in the border states such as Punjab, Rajasthan and Bengal.
Chugh lambasted the Congress for opposing the Central Government’s decision on the BSF jurisdiction and ridiculed its contention that it was an attack on federal rights of Punjab.
“By doing so the Congress government in Punjab has been demonstrating its support to drug mafias and anti-national forces that have been operating on the border. Instead of joining hands with the Centre to check anti-national forces on the border, the Congress government and PCC president Navjot Sidhu seemed to be extending support to them”, Chugh said. He said Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Navjot Sidhu were trying to “sabotage the efforts of the Centre to guard the borders”.
“We understand Navjot Sidhu’s sympathy for Pakistan, but it is tragic that he is not sensitive to the national security concerns of a border state”, he said.
He hailed Captain Amarinder Singh for his efforts to resolve the farmers’ issues. While the Centre has been always open to talks with farmers and has welcomed any intervention to resolve the deadlock, farmers’ doggedness has been a matter of serious concern.