30 Jan, 2017: Another political controversy seems to have ierupted in poll-bound Punjab with Akali Dal and Congress accusing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of cozying up with the radicals as Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday night stayed in ex-terrorist’s home in Moga.
Arvind Kejriwal secretly arrived in Moga on Saturday night after addressing a rally in Zira, district Ferozepur, and stayed at Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) militant Gurinder Singh’s home for the night, top police sources said to Hindustan Times.
KCF’s ex terrorist Gurinder Singh had given his house on lease to his Canada-based friend Satnam Singh before leaving to England about six months back.
The ex-militant was allegedly a module of the KCF, which in 1997 had triggered a blast near a temple in Mandi Mustafa locality of Baghapurana of Moga district. Kejriwal was received by Gurinder Singh’s Canada based friend Satnam according to sources.
Moga station house officer Rajinderpal Singh confirmed that Kejriwal stayed in the house and left on Sunday morning.
“By staying overnight in the house of a former militant, Kejriwal has again proved that he is ready to cross any limit to capture power in Punjab,” Sukhbir Singh Badal, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief said addressing a rally.
Sukhbir, who is also home minister, said AAP embracing radicals was a “dangerous signal for peace in Punjab.”
Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh said: “Kejriwal’s AAP is a dangerous mix of extreme left and right ideologies that could plunge Punjab back into terrorism.”
Delhi CM’s move to reach out to Sikh radicals has raised hackles. In the first week of January, the AAP supremo had visited house of Akhand Kirtni Jatha, which is considered a political front of Babbar Khalsa International.
“Kejriwal had breakfast with Akhand Kirtni Jatha the political front of BKI, the biggest terrorist organisation… He had dinner with the three ‘jathedars’ appointed by the ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ that declared Khalistan,” the SAD chief had said, the allegation AAP didn’t refute.