Badal speaks up on Jutti Incident

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, 89, was injured in the eye when a man hurled a shoe at him during an election campaign at Ratta Khera village in his assembly constituency, Lambi, in Muktsar district on Wednesday afternoon. In a statement later, Badal said the incident proved “beyond doubt” that Akali Dal’s political rivals had “lost the game” and wanted to “scuttle a peaceful, free and fair poll.” Mr Badal said that the person who indulged in today’s incident is not even from the Chief Minister’s constituency, Lambi, and is closely related to our political opponents with who have no faith in the peaceful, democratic path. “Our opponents are scared to talk of peace and development because everyone can see the performance of the SAD-BJP government on the peace , communal harmony and development fronts,” he said.

A few days ago, a group of people threw stones at the cavalcade of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in his constituency, Jalalabad, in Fazilka district, leaving four Akali supporters injured.

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