What happened to 24-hour deadline on sacrilege cases, BJP questions CM Mann

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday targeted the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Punjab and reminded Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann of his pre-election promise to place those responsible for sacrilege issues within 24 hours if they vote for power in the state.

In a statement issued on Friday, BJP Punjab Secretary General Dr Subhash Sharma said AAP chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had promised that if the AAP came to power, those responsible for sacrilege would be put behind bars within 24 hours and asked about the reason. The party was sitting on its promise after the power vote.

“You have been in the saddle for more than two months now, what happened to your promise?” Prime Minister Bhagwant Man asked.

Sharma on Friday also referred to the former officer of IPS and Amritsar (North) AAP MLA Kunwar Vijay Pratap recent accusations that the AAP government was not concerned with sacrilege and police firing issues and there were attempts to block its course.

The BJP leader told Mann that the people of Punjab had never forgiven anyone responsible for sacrilege. “It is better to act or face the same fate as the previous regimes,” he told the Punjab chief minister, adding, “Instead of using your police force to register cases of revenge against your political opponents, use it to punish the perpetrators of sacrilege and the police shooting innocent protesters.”

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