Republic Day Parade: CM Bhagwant Mann slams Centre for not together with Punjab’s tableau, BJP hits again
Chandigarh, January 25
The ruling AAP and the BJP engaged in a disagreement on Wednesday over non-inclusion of Punjab’s tableau in Republic Day Parade, with Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann slamming the Centre, saying there can’t be something extra shameful than this.
Shortly after Mann’s assertion, the BJP hit again, alleging that the state’s tableau was disqualified as a result of AAP’s authorities personal “fault” because it introduced the previous one after making some modification.
In a video message, Mann stated within the nation’s freedom battle, Punjab and Punjabis made 90 per cent contribution—be it Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Udham Singh, Lala Lajpat Rai, Kartar Singh Sarabha, Madan Lal Dhingra and hundreds of unknown martyrs who made supreme sacrifices to present the nation its independence.
“Punjab’s tableau for Republic Day not included this time. There can’t be something extra shameful than this. The BJP authorities has proven its mindset…,” Mann stated.
He stated your complete world desires to see Punjab’s wealthy tradition and contribution of Punjabis in the direction of the nation’s freedom battle.
On Punjab’s tableau not being a part of the Republic Day Parade, Mann stated, “We strongly condemn this. Punjab can’t be missed at such occasions”.
It’s painful, he stated, including that his occasion and authorities strongly condemn it.
“I need to ask BJP leaders from Punjab, together with Capt Amarinder Singh and others, will they increase the problem why Punjab has been ignored on the Republic Day Parade. Most likely, they don’t have that a lot guts,” stated Mann.
Reacting to Mann’s assertion, Punjab BJP chief Subhash Sharma claimed that the tableau was “disqualified” due to the state authorities’s “fault”.
“They (the AAP authorities) took the previous tableau after some modification (earlier than a committee) then the way it may have certified,” he requested.
In a hurriedly held press convention, Sharma stated all of the states and ministries deliver tableaus after doing a number of onerous work.
“In case your tableau is disqualified, then whose fault was it? It’s your fault. If Punjab’s tableau is just not participating tomorrow in Republic Day celebrations, then it’s the fault of the CM,” alleged Sharma.
Reacting to the accusations, AAP chief spokesperson Malvinder Singh Kang stated if the Punjab authorities had despatched an previous tableau, then the way it may attain the second spherical. “Why did it not get disqualified within the first spherical itself,” he requested.
He stated freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Udham Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev and others had been highlighted within the tableau final time.
“However within the tableau this time, the Mann authorities had proven how Punjabis had been making sacrifices on the border, Mai Bhago, image of Saragarhi battle and image of sacrifices of 10 lakh Punjabis throughout freedom battle which was rejected by the BJP authorities,” stated Kang.
Just a few days again, Punjab’s ruling Aam Aadmi Get together and opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had focused the BJP-led Central Authorities for “rejecting” the state’s tableau for the Republic Day parade.
Punjab’s Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema had stated Punjab’s tableau at all times finds a spot in occasions just like the Republic Day Parade, by way of which the state presents its wealthy historical past and tradition and the event it has made over time.
He had stated this time Punjab, by way of its tableau, was to current the historical past associated to sacrifices made by Punjabis within the nation’s freedom battle.
“However the Centre intentionally stopped (the state) from presenting this (at R-Day parade),” he had stated.
SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal had additionally focused the Centre over the matter.