Mohali: Political leaders cutting across party lines, including SAD's Sukhbir Singh Badal, Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, have condemned the bomb blast reported at the Ludhiana District Court, Punjab, on Thursday. The explosion claimed two lives and left several injured.
Taking to Twitter, SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said, "Shocked by news of blast at Ludhiana dist court where 2 people lost their lives & several injured. May Guru Sahib grant peace to departed souls & fast recovery to injured. Pb govt must focus on law & order instead of political vendetta to ensure peace & communal harmony in State."
Shocked by news of blast at Ludhiana dist court where 2 people lost their lives & several injured. May Guru Sahib grant peace to departed souls & fast recovery to injured. Pb govt must focus on law & order instead of political vendetta to ensure peace & communal harmony in State. pic.twitter.com/kzCkiG1d0V
— Sukhbir Singh Badal (@officeofssbadal) December 23, 2021
CM Charanjit Channi said as the Assembly elections in the state were approaching, some anti-national elements were indulging in terror activities. “Since they failed to succeed in their nefarious designs while committing the recent sacrilege incidents, they are now creating terror,” he said.
I am going to Ludhiana. Some anti-national elements are doing such acts as Assembly elections are nearing. The government is on alert. Those found guilty will not be spared: Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi on explosion at Ludhiana District Court Complex pic.twitter.com/T6trPdLr6b
— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2021
PPCC president Navjot Singh Sidhu said there was a link between the sacrilege attempts and the bomb blast, intended to create polarisation of a specific community. Punjab stands united in this hour of crisis," he said.
The blast in Ludhiana Court leaves no shadow of doubt that a series of peace-disrupting activities have been planned by vested interests to create law & Order problem in Punjab. Condolences to those who lost their lives and sincere prayers for speedy recovery of the injured. pic.twitter.com/xaltliYBpB
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) December 23, 2021
Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said, "It was a disturbing news and he was saddened to know about the demise of two persons in the blast."
Disturbing news of a blast at Ludhiana court complex. Saddened to know about the demise of 2 individuals, Praying for the recovery of those injured. @PunjabPoliceInd must get to the bottom of this.
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) December 23, 2021
AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged that some people wanted to destroy the peace in Punjab and the three crore people of Punjab would not let their nefarious designs succeed.
पहले बेअदबी, अब ब्लास्ट। कुछ लोग पंजाब की शांति भंग करना चाहते हैं। पंजाब के 3 करोड़ लोग इनके मंसूबों को कामयाब नहीं होने देंगे। हमें एक दूसरे का हाथ पकड़ कर रखना है
ख़बर सुनकर दुख हुआ, मृतकों के परिवार के साथ मेरी संवेदनाएँ एवं सभी घायलों के जल्द स्वस्थ होने की कामना करता हूँ
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 23, 2021