He said the presence of security personnel would thwart the Akalis' attempts to take refuge in the "frivolous and fabricated" excuse of "misuse of official machinery" once they lose the bypoll ignominiously.
The chief minister's reaction comes a day after the Akalis approached the Election Commission with a request to deploy paramilitary forces for a fair and peaceful bypoll.
Singh said it was ironical that the Akalis, who had "abused" all the democratic systems during their own regime, were now running to the poll panel to seek deployment of forces to ensure peaceful polls.
He said Badal was part of the Akali campaign to "malign" the Congress-led state government ahead of the bypoll.
Mehatpur SHO Parminder Singh Bajwa, who had booked the Congress's Shahkot assembly bypoll candidate in an illegal sand mining case recently, was arrested by the Jalandhar police yesterday for allegedly assaulting and obstructing an on-duty government official.
The Election Commission had yesterday replaced Bajwa with Hardip Singh following complaints of being biased.
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