The Cabinet Minister and Senior Congress leader S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has termed the SAD-BSP alliance as a rank opportunistic one which is more of a marriage of convenience based on votebank politics sans any ideological foundations.In a statement here today, S. Randhawa questioned as to how the bigwigs of SAD, who earlier described the previous SAD-BJP alliance as an inseparable one, would now like to christen the new association which is merely an exercise to regain the lost political moorings. He also said that the SAD has become a non-entity in the political landscape of Punjab which has nothing left to offer to anyone.
Taking on the SAD, S. Randhawa said that the sacrilege incident has caused an irreparable damage to the panthic image of SAD thus shaking its foundations to the core. He further divulged that the ‘Kaka Culture’ of the SAD has led to the Taksali leaders drifting away from the party which has become a rag-tag bunch of self seekers and materialistic people.Branding SAD as the party which has forsaken the lofty ideals of Guru Sahiban, the Congress leader said that first the earned the blot of sacrilege on its face and has now backstabbed the farmers. He also added that the BSP cannot save the sinking ship of the SAD because the former party is itself battling for survival in U.P.
Claiming that the secular character of Punjab is safe only in the hands of Congress, S. Randhawa said that the party is fully capable of taking everyone along to which the history stands testimony. Pooh-Poohing the seat Distribution between the SAD and BSP, the Cabinet Minister taking a dig said that the BSP has been downgraded by being handed over the sureshot lost seats of the SAD.Posing a single pointed query to the BSP, S. Randhawa asked as to whether its stand on the decade long misrule of the SAD in league with the BJP and being hand in glove on the issue of framing draconian farm laws, would still remain the same.