Patiala my ‘janambhoomi’, Lambi ‘karambhoomi’: Amarinder
Terming Lambi constituency his ‘karambhoomi’, Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Monday said he would get all cases of religious sacrilege investigated and punish even the Badals if they are found guilty.
Citing incidents of sacrilege in Punjab and accusing the Badals of “dividing and polarising” the state on communal lines, he said, “I will get all cases of sacrilege investigated, and if they (Badals) are found guilty I will throw them into jail.” Amarinder takes on Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in Lambi in the February 4 state Assembly polls.
Explaining the move, he said Patiala is his ‘janambhoomi’, to which he owes his emotional roots, but he has chosen Lambi as his ‘karambhoomi’ because he owes it to the people to “teach the Badals a lesson for all their crimes and misdeeds”. He also visited the Chamkaur Sahib gurdwara here to seek blessings before starting his second day of campaigning.