The Shiromani Akali Dal hit out at Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh for using “intemperate and abusive language against a woman Union minister” and sought an unqualified apology from him
Chandigarh: Hitting out at Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh over his remarks against party leader and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday stated that CM’s comments reflected his feudal mindset of treating women as secondary.
The opposition party in the state accused the chief minister of using intemperate language and sought an unqualified apology from him.
Singh was responding to Badal's accusation that his government was trying to weaken the Akal Takht, the highest temporal body of Sikhs, and said that she was the most ill-informed woman he had come across, causing the SAD to criticise the chief minister.
Singh's remarks reflect his feudalistic mindset of treating women as secondary, SAD senior vice president, Daljeet Singh Cheema, said in a statement.
He alleged that the chief minister had compromised the dignity of women by using intemperate and abusive language against a woman Union minister and demanded an unqualified apology from him.
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The Akali leader also dismissed Singh's assertion that he was not politicising the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev.
Cheema said even an ordinary devout Sikh could tell that the Congress was trying to derive political mileage from the event.
Badal had on Monday accused the state government of playing politics over the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev.
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Last Updated Sep 12, 2019, 9:47 AM IST