Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today alleged that the Congress party has always pursued "divisive politics" in the state for the sake of its vested political interests.
"Congress 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 Congress 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 Congress 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 Congress party to "deprive the state of its legitimate share in river waters".
Exhorting the people to teach this "anti-Punjab party" a lesson, he said that these forces should be routed during the 2017 Punjab assembly polls.
He said that "if unholy nexus of Congress and AAP succeeds in their maneuvers then Punjab 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 Congress 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 Congress continuing the protest outside his official residence after the inquiry has been ordered.
A violent clash had erupted between Congress and Akali activists on Dussehra eve in Ludhiana when Congress workers tried to burn the effigy of 'Chitta Ravan'.
'Chitta' is a slang for drugs in Punjab.
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