Punjab polls 2017: Arvind Kejriwal helping forces who want to disturb peace, says Rahul Gandhi

�From one extremist thinking, Punjab should not go to other extremist thinking. Congress is one such party which takes all sections along. We want that Punjab should rapidly progress,� Rahul dug at the ruling Akalis and AAP.

Punjab polls 2017: Arvind Kejriwal helping forces who want to disturb peace, says Rahul Gandhi

While addressing an election rally in poll-bound Punjab, Congress vice president has launched an attack on Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and Akali dal.

Rahul addressed a gathering in Ballian village and said that Kejriwal is helping forces who want to disturb Punjab's peace and push it back to the dark days of militancy.

“The most important thing is the atmosphere you live in. If that atmosphere gets spoiled, violence starts or anger prevails, then the work of farmers, labourers, weaker sections suffers, entire state suffers,” Rahul said.


“From one extremist thinking, Punjab should not go to other extremist thinking. Congress is one such party which takes all sections along. We want that Punjab should rapidly progress,” Rahul dug at the ruling BJP-Akali alliance and AAP.

“But if violence breaks, anger prevails, then everything will be destroyed. We have to understand that those forces, which destroyed Punjab earlier (referring to militancy period in the state), because of whom violence broke, such forces are yet again raising their head.”

“Bomb blast took place and six people died (Maur). Arvind Kejriwal, who is Delhi’s Chief Minister, is helping these forces and helping them raise their head. And this is the most dangerous thing for Punjab."

“If these forces raise their head again, then entire agenda will be hijacked and Punjab will look in some other direction,” he warned.

Rahul said, “So, it is necessary all of us together, be from any religion, caste or creed, we all should again stand up so that we can build a Punjab, which was known for its spirit of giving, a path as shown Guru Nanak Dev and Guru Gobind Singh.”

While talking to the farmers in Ballian and their issues, Rahul said that during UPA’s time loans of farmers amounting to Rs 70,000 crore were waived off and promised that if Congress forms the next government in the State, the burden of state’s farmers will be lessened.