AAP, SAD goal Centre for ‘rejecting’ Punjab’s tableau for Republic Day parade

AAP, SAD goal Centre for ‘rejecting’ Punjab’s tableau for Republic Day parade


Chandigarh, January 23

Punjab’s ruling Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP) and opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday focused the BJP-led central authorities for “rejecting” the state’s tableau for the Republic Day parade.

Punjab’s Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema, who’s a senior AAP chief, mentioned that Punjab’s tableau all the time finds a spot in occasions just like the Republic Day parade, via which the state presents its wealthy historical past and tradition and the event it has made through the years.

He mentioned, this time Punjab via its tableau, was to current the historical past associated to sacrifices made by Punjabis within the nation’s freedom battle.

“However Centre intentionally stopped (the state) from presenting this (on the R-Day parade),” he mentioned when requested about Punjab’s tableau not discovering a spot within the parade this yr.

“..Centre is discriminating with Punjab and with AAP governments in Punjab and Delhi,” Cheema informed reporters in Mohali.

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal additionally focused the Centre over the matter.

“Shocked to study GOI has rejected Punjab’s tableau for 74th R-Day Parade. Which means we aren’t allowed to showcase our tradition & contribution to the liberty battle! Urging GOI to evaluation its resolution, I additionally attraction to Pb CM  @BhagwantMann to get up & take up this forcefully with GOI,” Badal tweeted.

Senior SAD chief Daljit Singh Cheema mentioned that Punjab’s tableau not being included within the Republic Day parade is completely unjustified and must be reviewed.

Cheema additionally tweeted on the problem, saying “Punjab is the sword arm of the nation. It has a wealthy heritage, tradition and nice historical past. It has immense contributions in direction of the meals wants of the nation.

“However surprisingly its tableau isn’t being included within the Republic Day parade. That is completely unjustified and must be reviewed,” Cheema mentioned in his tweet.  


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