“Aware Of Plot To Assassinate Me, My Son Sukhbir”: Parkash Singh Badal

Accusing the state’s Congress government of encouraging radical elements, former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday claimed there was a plot to assassinate him and his son Sukhbir Badal.”I have been been informed by the police about a plot to assassinate me and my son. But we neither frighten others nor are going to be frightened by such reports or threats,” Mr Badal said at the Shiromani Akali Dal’s ‘Jabar Virodh Rally’ in Faridkot town, nearly 230 km from here.”I am ready to sacrifice myself and my son Sukhbir (Shiromani Akali Dal chief) for the cause of peace and communal harmony in the state,” Mr Badal said.
“The Khalsa Panth represents a history of sacrifices for upholding the values of peace, communal harmony and ‘Sarbat da bhala’ as enshrined in the teachings of Sikh Gurus,” he said.The rally was held amid a standoff with the state’s Congress government led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh which had earlier refused permission for the SAD rally. The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday allowed the SAD rally.

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