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Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday accused the Congress of inciting communal tensions in the state for its vested political interests.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday accused the Congress of inciting communal tensions in the state for its vested political interests.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday accused the Congress of inciting communal tensions in the state for its vested political interests.

Interacting with reporters after sharing condolences with the family of slain senior RSS leader Brigadier (retd) Jagdish Gagneja here, Badal said the Congress has a notorious track record of dividing the people on communal lines for attaining power in the state.

Gagneja, shot thrice by two men in Jalandhar in August, succumbed to his injuries at a Ludhiana hospital on Thursday.

Blaming the Congress for “black days” in the state, Badal said Punjab had earlier suffered a lot due to these dirty tantrums of the Congress.

He said that once again the Congress was resorting to its divisive politics for disturbing the state’s communal harmony.

The Chief Minister said that the killing of Gagneja was not a political issue but it was an issue concerning peace, communal harmony and amity in the state.

He said it was unfortunate that for their personal gains the political parties were politicising the issue.