Punjab Congress condemns Suri’s assassination; Says, complete collapse of law & order

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring has strongly condemned the broad daylight assassination of Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri in Amritsar today.

At the same time he appealed for peace and harmony and urged people to defeat the nefarious designs of the enemies of Punjab.

“There is complete collapse of law and order in the state and culprits are choosing and killing their targets with so much ease and convenience”, PCC president said in a statement here today.

He said, the killing reflects the failure of the government in handling the law and order situation in a state like Punjab. “This had to happen as the entire goverment is busy with Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections”, he observed while cautioning the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann against taking things lightly.

Warring said, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal can afford to leave his state Delhi and campaign in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, but Punjab CM cannot as Punjab is not so easy to govern and administer as has been proven time and again. Punjab needs full time governance, he remarked.

The PCC president pointed out, Suri, irrespective of his political opinions was a high risk target and the government should have been more alert and careful about his security. He said, his killing has sent a shock wave across Punjab and caused a sense of fear among people.

He warned that Punjab cannot afford to allow the situation to drift into the dark era once again. “We have saved Punjab after so many sacrifices of people and it is our duty to preserve that hard earned peace”, he said, while appealing for unity and harmony and rising above partisan politics