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Check ‘proliferation’ of firearms in Pb: Capt to EC

Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Tuesday urged the Election Commission to check “proliferation” of firearms in the state, ahead of assembly polls.

About AAP eyeing Punjab after Delhi, he dismissed Arvind Kejriwal’s party as an outfit of “corrupt and greedy” individuals who were busy selling tickets, with several party leaders even caught in sex and drugs scandals.

Amarinder said the situation in the state had deteriorated to unprecedented levels and urged the EC to intervene to prevent the crisis from escalating.

He appealed to the EC to ensure that its directives on firearms were stringently implemented, while once again calling for immediate imposition of the code of conduct to maintain law and order in the state.

Alleging Punjab police had “failed” to ensure surrender of all firearms as per the EC directives, Amarinder termed it a “deliberate ploy”, instigated by the Badal government, to allow armed goons to “terrorise” the people in the run-up to the polls to “pressurise them to vote for the Akali Dal.” 


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