Punjab, India: On February 26, former Punjab Chief Minister and BJP leader Captain Amarinder Singh said that if the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government cannot handle the law-and-order situation in Punjab, then the Government of India should intervene.
In an interview with ANI, he said “He (CM Bhagwant Mann) is not interested on what is going on in Punjab. He is afraid of taking any step. Police officials may have got orders not to take any step during the Ajnala incident. The law and order has deteriorated in Punjab.”
He continued, “No government can run like this, the way this government is running. The day when Ajnala incident took place, Bhagwant Mann was sitting in Mumbai with Arvind Kejriwal.”
He further said “The law-and-order situation in Punjab is horrible. The law and order is not the Centre’s subject. If they (Punjab government) are not able to handle it then the central government will have to take charge. There are drones getting caught every single day, I think the Centre must see it.”
Captain Amarinder Singh’s comments on Punjab’s law-and-order situation come after the Ajnala incident where supporters of ‘Waris Punjab De’ Chief Amritpal Singh break through police barricades with swords and guns outside Ajnala Police Station in Amritsar. They’ve gathered outside the Police Station in order to protest against the arrest of his (Amritpal Singh) close aide Lovepreet Toofan.