Weeks After Split With BJP, Akali Leader’s Z-Plus Security Withdrawn
Bikram Singh Majithia is the sibling of former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. (FILE)
Less than 2 months after the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) quit the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the main federal government has withdrawn the “Z-Plus” classification security cover for the celebration’s leader Bikram Singh Majithia.
A previous minister mired in controversy, Mr Majithia is viewed as a soft target provided the attacks on the BJP by the leadership of the Akali Dal, sources in the party said. Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal had recently criticised the centre for its treatment of minorities.
Blasting the NDA government, UNFORTUNATE spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema stated, “The SAD condemns the arbitrary, dictatorial and politically determined decision of the BJP-led main federal government to withdraw the Z-plus category security cover of former minister and senior Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia.”
In a declaration, Mr Cheema, likewise a senior UNFORTUNATE leader, declared that Mr Majithia’s security cover had actually been withdrawn due to the fact that the party had “stood strongly with farmers” against the centre’s farm laws and the rejection of the main language status to Punjabi in Jammu and Kashmir.
He stated the SAD had voted against the centre’s farm laws in parliament besides giving up the union cabinet and the NDA over the problem.
” It is clear that Mr Majithia is a victim of political vendetta. The SAD, nevertheless, will not be cowed down by such strategies and will continue to stand with farmers and Punjabis versus the central laws as well as any other concern which damages the federal structure or is fundamentally anti-Punjab,” he stated.
Mr Majithia is the brother of previous Union Minister and SAD’s Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal, and brother-in-law of Sukhbir Singh Badal.
” We have currently seen how a senior Left leader and Shaurya Chakra recipient Balwinder Singh Sandhu was murdered in Tarn Taran just recently after his security cover was withdrawn,” Mr Cheema stated.
Warning that the Union Home Ministry would be delegated any event after the withdrawal of Mr Majithia’s security cover, the SAD leader stated, “This type of action, which is designed to browbeat challengers, is a new low in Indian politics”.
He said while the security cover of Mr Majithia, who has actually frequently been targeted by anti-national elements, has actually been withdrawn, the central government has offered Y-plus classification security to movie star Kangana Ranaut.
” Security ought to not be provided on the impulses and fancies to individuals who sing the government’s tune. It is incumbent on the House Ministry to describe on what premises Mr Majithia’s security cover has been withdrawn all of a sudden after the SAD stood up against the Centre in assistance of the farming community,” he said.
( With inputs from PTI)
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