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Badal hits out at Cong for pursuing "divisive politics"

Press Trust of India  |  Mansa (Pb) 

Chief Minister today alleged that the party has always pursued "divisive politics" in the state for the sake of its vested political interests.

"has irrelevantly meddled in the social, political, economic and even religious affairs of the state," Badal said addressing public gatherings at village Ahlupur, Sardulewal, Fatta Maleka, Kusla and others during Sangat Darshan in Sardulgarh assembly segment here.

Badal also reminded the people about the "notorious past of Congress" and alleged that it has ruined the state.

He further alleged that "the has always pursued the policy of divide and rule to attain power in the state."

The five-time CM said that due to around 60 years of alleged misrule of the country was confronting several social maladies like unemployment, illiteracy, poverty and others.

Badal also hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party, terming it as a "bunch of unprincipled leaders".

The Chief Minister said that these leaders were following the footsteps of party to "deprive the state of its legitimate share in river waters".

Exhorting the people to teach this "anti-party" a lesson, he said that these forces should be routed during the 2017 assembly polls.

He said that "if unholy nexus of and AAP succeeds in their maneuvers then would turn into a desert."

Interacting with the media persons on sidelines of Sangat Darshan at village Fatta Maleka, the Chief Minister said that he had asked the Director General of Police to inquire into the incident of clash between and Akali workers in Ludhiana.

He said that law would take its own course in this matter after the inquiry report was submitted by the DGP.

Badal said that there was no reason for continuing the protest outside his official residence after the inquiry has been ordered.

A violent clash had erupted between and Akali activists on Dussehra eve in Ludhiana when workers tried to burn the effigy of 'Chitta Ravan'.

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First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 19:07 IST