The Centre’s decision to increase the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF) in s few states, including Punjab, has once again brought the simmering cauldron of state politics to a boil as Cabinet minister Pargat Singh accused former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh of being hand-in-glove with the Centre to implement the move.
“What is Captain sahib trying to prove? I always said he is with the BJP. Earlier, when he went to Delhi and met Union Home Minister Amit Shah, paddy procurement was delayed by 10 days and now when he has gone to Delhi again, BSF’s jurisdiction has been increased,” Singh said while talking to the media.
He added, “Captain sahib, please do not do this. We respect you a lot. But do not go down this road. Do not get all this done after mixing up with BJP. The saffron party should also understand that they cannot let Punjab become a disturbed state. It seems they want to impose Governor’s rule in the state. I want to tell them that we will not allow the BJP to be successful in its designs.”