Ludhiana, August 31: Remembering the former Chief Minister of Punjab Beant Singh on his 27th death anniversary, his grandson Ludhiana MP Ravneet Bittu told media that if it was not Beant Singh’s crackdown on militancy in Punjab, the state would have been nothing different from what Jammu and Kashmir is today. The 12th Chief Minister of Punjab Beant Singh was assassinated on August 31, 1995.
Condemning attack on religious institutions, Bittu said, “This is very unfortunate, such things should not happen at any religious place. People who do such things are devils, I urge them to not do such things in Punjab. Because these incidents will ruin peace and brotherhood of Punjab and the situation of state may worsen further. I would request police officers to catch hold of these culprits and put them behind the bar”.
Ravneet Bittu further said that if the situation in Punjab is fine today, then it is the martyrdom of the late Chief Minister Beant Singh, had it not been for him, today the situation in Punjab would have been similar to that of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Beant Singh curbed the idea of khalistan in such a way that it could not rise any further” said Ludhiana MP Ravneet BIttu. Flaying Sikhs for Justice Chief Gurpatwant Pannu he said that he (Pannun) is only capable of putting his videos online and is too coward to come in Punjab.
On Saturday 27th August 2022, a day before Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann’s visit to Jalandhar, pro-Khalistan slogans were raised in the city. These slogans were written on the posters of CM Mann and former CM Beant Singh. The posters and banners welcoming the CM were vandalised by miscreants with Khalistani slogans written in black ink.