CHANDIGARH(Punjab): Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring has strongly condemned the broad daylight assassination of Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri in Amritsar On Friday.
He also appealed for peace and harmony and urged people to defeat the nefarious designs of the enemies of Punjab.
PCC President Warring said in a statement “There is complete collapse law and order in the state and culprits are picking and killing their targets with so much ease and convenience.
Law and order is deteriorating and going from bad to worse. @INCIndia condemns murderous attack on Shiv Sena leader in Amritsar. Political differences apart, violence is unacceptable. Culprits must be brought to book.— Amarinder Singh Raja Warring (@RajaBrar_INC) November 4, 2022
He said, the killing reflects the failure of the government in handling the law and order situation in a state like Punjab. “This had to happen as the entire goverment is busy with Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections”, he observed while cautioning the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann against taking things lightly.
Murder of Shiv Sena leader in Amritsar is a clear attempt to sabotage peace in Punjab. We have to fight these divisive and disruptive forces together, rising above partisan considerations.— Amarinder Singh Raja Warring (@RajaBrar_INC) November 4, 2022
We have to save Punjab from all such inimical forces. pic.twitter.com/bAUQFGlT5S
Warring said, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal can afford to leave his state Delhi and campaign in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, but Punjab CM cannot as Punjab is not so easy to govern and administer as has been proven time and again. Punjab needs full time governance, he remarked.
The PCC president pointed out, Suri, irrespective of his political opinions was a high risk target and the government should have been more alert and careful about his security. He said, his killing has sent a shock wave across Punjab and caused a sense of fear among people.
He warned that Punjab cannot afford to allow the situation to drift into the dark era once again. “We have saved Punjab after so many sacrifices of people and it is our duty to preserve that hard earned peace”, he said, while appealing for unity and harmony and rising above partisan politics.