Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh today said displaying the image of broom along with that of Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) was not an inadvertent error committed by AAP but a "deliberate political move" aimed at "targetting a particular section of the society".
Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh today said displaying the image of broom along with that of Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) was not an inadvertent error committed by AAP but a “deliberate political move” aimed at “targetting a particular section of the society”.
“But, the idea boomeranged and now they are running for cover,” he said.
Amarinder claimed the idea behind juxtaposing the image of broom along with that of Darbar Sahib was aimed at sending an “agnostic message” which the authors of the AAP youth poll manifesto thought would convey a signal of “social change” and “equality” that they did not make any difference between the broom and the holiest place for Sikhs.
As part of the “typical Naxalite and atheistic reflections of the AAP ideology”, which does not believe in religion, the brains behind this wanted to convey the “agnostic and anarchic message of social change” in their own way to target a particular section of the society, without caring about the sentiments of millions and millions of people across the globe who hold Darbar Sahib in sacred and divine respect, he said.
“You are rubbing salt in our wounds,” the former Punjab chief minister told AAP national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal warning him to desist from such “foolhardy adventures” that could have “dangerous and disastrous” consequences for Punjab.
He said the state has passed through “the darkest era” in the recent past and warned that any such attempt could put the hard-earned peace at stake once again.
Referring to Kejriwal’s proposed visit to Darbar Sahib on July 18, Amarinder pointed out that first AAP “hurt the religious feelings of Punjabis” and now, he (Kejriwal) was resorting to his “characteristic theatrics” by offering to visit Golden Temple in a bid to make up for his wrongs.
“This is what usually happens when a party is not only ignorant of ground realities but is also insensitive towards the feelings of the masses,” he said.