Congress leaders were trying to Vidhan Sabha alongwith Tarn Taran victim
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today criticized the Congress leaders for trying to barge in with the Tarn Taran girl who was beaten by police and said that Congress had disgraced the Indian democracy through their shocking and deplorable conduct.
Badal said that Congress leaders acted like leaderless mob out on a rampage for arson, looting and street violence. They broke all norms of civilized conduct by charging the Speaker’s chair, destroying public property and assaulting members of the Watch and Ward staff of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha. “I am deeply pained by the conduct of the Congress legislators. The Congress legislator connived unidentified persons in a serious breach of security and threw all norms of democratic behavior to the winds in breaking well laid norms of dignified democratic behavior,” Badal said.
Earlier in the day, Congress legislators tried to enter Vidhan Sabha alongwith Tarn Taran police brutality incident victim and they had a scuffle with the watch-and-ward staff of the House and threw paper at the Speaker’s chair which forced adjournment of the house for the day. The incident was allegedly sparked by the leader of opposition, Sunil Jakhar by bringing into the assembly complex the victim of police brutality at Tarn Taran. Jakhar alleged that victim along with her father, Kashmir Singh had applied for entry passes to Vidhan Sabha but were denied entry by the Speaker. He claimed that he had rbought them here to highlight deteriorating law and order situation in the state.