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AAP raking up Behbal Kalan, Kotkapura cases to divert attention from scams: SAD's Sukhbir Badal

By Shefali Kohli -- September 14, 2022 7:20 pm -- Updated:September 14, 2022 7:20 pm

Chandigarh, September 14: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government is repeatedly raking up the Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan cases purely to divert attention from its scandals.

Shiromani Akali Dal President, Sukhbir Singh Badal who was questioned by the SIT regarding the Kotkapura firing case which occurred in 2015, said all police actions are part of a laid down procedure. The decisions are taken by the administration. “I am repeatedly being asked questions about the firing incident even though it is clear that this action was taken by the authorized officer,” he stated.

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Asking the SIT to be fair and objective, SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal said “I am ready for questioning 100 times but this issue should not be politicized”.

Asserting that the AAP government was also following in the footsteps of the previous Congress government, Badal said “I am being summoned repeatedly to divert attention from the scandals of this government, the latest one being the extortion scam of Minister Fauja Singh Sarari”.

Speaking about the role of former IG turned AAP legislator Kunwar Vijay Pratap, the SAD president said the former IG had fabricated evidence to embroil the senior SAD leadership in false cases.

Sukhbir Singh Badal added that, "I am hopeful that he will get the punishment of his wrong doings."

When questioned about Operation Lotus, Badal said “there is smoke only where there is fire. It is clear that the AAP legislators are up for grabs. That is why a value is being put on them. They should not become ready partners to switch sides. Then no one will solicit their support or offer to purchase it”.

-PTC News

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