SAD alleges attack on Sukhbir cavalcade, blames Congress, police
Chandigarh, Oct 4 : The opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday claimed an attack by miscreants on a cavalcade of party President Sukhbir Singh Badal and blamed the ruling Congress and police for the incident.
Dhindsa alleged that the attack occurred after the SAD President had addressed a meeting in Sangrur. He claimed it was planned and executed with the help of Punjab Police.
He said that a handful of protesters standing beside a road were outnumbered by police present at the spot but the latter did not stop them and instead let them attack the cavalcade of Badal, who is a former Deputy Chief Minister.
The Akali leader said that the attack was a direct fallout of the success of SAD rallies in Abohar and Faridkot.
"First, the Congress announced it will not let the SAD leaders enter villages. However, when the party held successful rallies one after the other the Congress got unnerved and started hatching conspiracies against the SAD. It tried to disrupt the Faridkot rally. Now it has replicated the same strategy in Sangrur," the SAD leader said.