Chandigarh August 6 Punjab CM S. Parkash Singh Badal today strongly condemned the dastardly attack on Brig Jagdish Gagneja, Vice President of the RSS (Punjab) who was attacked in Jalandhar tonight
The Punjab deputy CM S. Sukhbir Singh Badal also condemned the incident and said that strictest and prompt action will be taken against the culprits.
Mr Badal has directed the district civil and police authorities maintain maximum vigil against anti social elements and ensure that the culprits are apprehended at the earliest. The chief minister also immediately directed authorities in Ludhiana to arrange for a team of top senior surgeons from the local DMC to be rushed to Jalandhar to attend to Brig Gagneja.
In a statement Mr Badal condemned the attack in the strongest terms and said that there is no place for violence in a civilised and democratic society like ours. The chief minister said that Punjab is the land of the gurus, saints and seers and has always been a torch bearer to mankind for values of piece and communal harmony. ” Peace and communal harmony in the state is the first and foremost priority for me and my government and no one will be allowed to disturb it. The govt will continue to follow a policy of zero tolerance against any attempt to disturb the hard earned atmosphere of peace and communal harmony in the state, ” said the chief minister.
Mr Badal issued an appeal to the people of Punjab to maintain the hard earned atmosphere of peace and communal harmony in the state at all costs. ” This is our sacred duty towards the legacy of our great guts saints and seers,” said the Chief Minister.