Holding the state's Akali Dal government in Punjab responsible for the "sense of fear and uncertainty", he said that the KXIP episode will further discourage potential investors from investing in Punjab who are already apprehensive over the law and order situation in the state. "It would be absolutely wrong to summarily dismiss their (KXIP) concerns as exaggerated since an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty was created in the state deliberately during last few months,” Amarinder said in a statement issued here. Punjab has seen violent protests in October this year following incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib. Radical Sikh elements have come to the forefront following these incidents.
“I hope that the KXIP team reviews its plans to move out of Mohali. We assure them that Punjab will always remain peaceful despite the deliberate attempts by the Akali government at controlled destabilisation to divert public attention from its all round failures. It is matter of one year more and everything will be back to normal,” Amarinder said.
Lashing out at Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal for the state’s situation, he said that instead of staging sate sponsored rallies, they should take measures to restore the people’s confidence.