Anti-national elements are opposing Akali delegation in US

Akali delegation receiving historic reception:Sukhbir Badal

Initiates basic amenities project worth Rs 4000 crores

Bathinda:: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal  today asserted that delegation of Shiromani Akali Dal leaders has received historic response from Punjabi Diaspora in United States and Canada and a very few people opposing the delegation are basically anti-national and anti-Punjab.

Interacting with media persons before kicking off Rs. 4000 crore civic amenities projects throughout the state from here, Mr. Badal said the people, who were opposing the delegation were very few in number and they just wanted to show their existence through unnecessary protests. He said that it was also very unfortunate that PPCC President Mr. Partap Singh Bajwa was in support of anti-Punjab forces.

On the issue of release of Sikh prisoners from jails, the Deputy Chief Minister also made it clear that the Supreme Court had barred the states to release any prisoner before completion of his conviction. He said the matter was sub-judice and under consideration of constitutional bench of Supreme Court. “Till the final verdict of the apex court no state can decide about the release of any prisoner in any situation, adding he disclosed that the Punjab Government had also filed an appeal in the apex court to decide the issue at the earliest.