MOGA, February 7: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh today paid glowing tributes to Lala Lajpat Rai, the great freedom fighter who laid down his life for the freedom of the country.
He said, it was unfortunate that the land which had given birth to one of the greatest sons of the country had to face the byelection just because the legislator elected by its people had put himself for sale. “People like Lala Ji had not sacrificed themselves so that people like Jain will sell the trust of people for petty benefits”, he remarked.
Capt Amarinder accompanied by the party candidate for Moga byelection Vijay Sathi went to village Dhudike and garlanded Lala Lajpat Rai’s statue there. Speaking on the occasion, Capt Amarinder recalled the great sacrifice of Lala Ji.
The former Chief Minister said, unfortunately today’s Punjab had no longer remained the same as it was during the time of Lala Ji. He said, the Akalis had devastated the state and if they were not checked the time will not be far when the state will be bankrupt.
Capt Amarinder said, it was so unfortunate that a place like Moga which had given birth to Lala Lajpat Rai Ji had an MLA like Joginderpal Jain who had compromised his principle and put himself for sale.
He said, both Jain as well as the Akalis were to be equally blamed for the betrayal they committed with the sacred land of Lala Lajpat Rai. He appealed to people to avenge the betrayal and defeat the politics of deceit and opportunism.