Tarn Taran: Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh yesterday claimed that anger against the ruling Badal family of Punjab was gradually coming on the roads and soon they will find it difficult to face the people as they might "get stoned".
The former Punjab chief minister also said that once Congress forms the government, not only will all the false FIRs registered against the Congress workers during SAD-BJP regime will be cancelled but a commission headed by a retired High Court judge will be set up to identify people and officers responsible for these false cases.
Addressing a rally here today, the Congress deputy leader in Lok Sabha said that all those people who allegedly abused law and committed excesses on the Congressmen for political vendetta will have to face the law in "reciprocal measure".
"Let me reiterate and remind all these people that this is a democracy and not dictatorship and they will be met with justice in the same measure," he said.
The former Chief Minister said he could "notice and feel" the anger and resentment against the Akalis, particularly the Badals among the people.
"The time is not that far when Badals will find it difficult to come out and face the people as they might get stoned," he warned, adding, the outrage and anger was gradually coming on the roads.
Singh claimed that this was because the Badals had grown too much arrogant.
"Now they have started buying the lives of people with money," he pointed out, while referring to recent accidents allegedly caused by the buses operated by Badal family and the "money they paid to the victims' families to buy peace".
"But, this cannot go on for long and people will soon subject you to justice and their justice will be uncompromising," Singh said.
The Lok Sabha MP from Amritsar also alleged that the Akalis pushed Punjab into drugs.
"An entire generation has been ruined," he said, adding that the people they had arrested were either small time addicts or small peddlers and the "real culprits" and "big fish" were roaming scotfree because they are allegedly "protected by the Badals".
Singh also urged the judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to "nail the lies" of the Akali government about drug addiction in the state.
He said while in the High Court, the Punjab government had claimed that there were only about one lakh drug addiction cases in the state, while about 15 days back, in reply to an RTI query, they told the number to be over six lakh.
Singh also took a dig at Chief Minister Badal for his jibe at Satyajit Singh Majithia at Amritsar yesterday that his son, daughter and son-in-law all were ministers.
"How could you forget that his (Satyajit Majithia's) son-in-law is your son and his daughter is your daughter-in- law?" he asked Badal.
"They all are alike, they cannot look beyond their family," he said.
Addressing the rally, Congress Legislative Party Leader in the Punjab Assembly Sunil Jakhar lashed out at the Badals for "looting and robbing" the state.
He said, the anger and resentment against the Badals was growing.