PPCC Chief Warring, Ex-CM Capt Amarinder Slams AAP Govt For Seeking Additional Security From Centre

PPCC president and Gidderbaha MLA Amarinder Singh Raja Warring has slammed the AAP government for rushing to the Centre for additional security forces to handle the challenges faced by Punjab. He said his party has been consistently alerting the government about the security challenges faced by Punjab and lack of experience of this government to deal with it.

“We stand vindicated as the state has rushed to the Centre for security assistance to make up for its lack of experience. It is not only an admission of failure on the security front, but also lack of confidence the AAP government has in itself and in the competence of Punjab Police,” said the PPCC chief Raja Warring.

He lashed out at the Mann government for its lack of faith in Punjab Police as otherwise it would not have requested for central forces. “I am sure you, as a Punjabi, must be aware of the competence and confidence of Punjab Police in dealing with any security challenge. The problem is that those who are taking such decisions have no knowledge about Punjab and the police here,” he further added, and also slammed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, claiming that for his personal security he takes commandos from Punjab, but for the security of the state his party’s government is begging the Centre. He even cautioned the AAP government about the financial implications of getting additional central security forces.

Meanwhile, former CM and Punjab Lok Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh reminded the AAP of its strong opposition to the Centre’s move last year when it decided to extend the operational jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF) from 15 to 30 km, welcoming the realisation on part of the AAP government of the “harsh security challenges” Punjab is faced with, by seeking additional central security forces. Capt Amarinder reiterated his warning that Punjab was faced with serious security threats from across the border. “So far, the AAP government, particularly its Delhi-based leader Arvind Kejirwal, consistently denied everything, but now they seem to have realised the intensity of the threat and have requested the Centre for extra forces,” he said, and advised CM Bhagwant Mann to repose faith in the best police force in the country (the Punjab Police).

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