Punjab shouldn’t be run from Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to CM Bhagwant Mann | India News

KHUDDA KHURD (PUNJAB): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that Punjab should be run from Punjab only and not from Delhi. He asked Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann not to run the state under Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal’s pressure.
“I want to tell Punjab that every state has its own history, language and the way of life. Punjab should be run from Punjab only and not from Delhi. I want to urge Punjab CM Bhagwnat Mann that he should run the state from Punjab only and should not come under pressure from Kejriwal. History of Punjab is a matter of honour. You should work independently. You should not become a remote control of anybody. We always followed this philosophy when Congress formed the government here. The CM of Punjab should run the state,” he said in his public address at the concluding point of the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Punjab at village Khudda Khurd on Monday evening.
He also referred to the farm movement saying when Punjab farmers did not go to their homes for a year, it was their tapasya. “Around 700 people lost their lives, they were martyrs and when I said in the parliament that we should pay homage to the 700 martyr farmers with two-minute silence, the government said that nobody would observe silence and there were no martyrs,” he alleged.
“Those farmers were demanding the fruit of their tapasya. After two years, the prime minister said that it was a mistake. He did not talk to the farmers for a minute. I can guarantee that had it been the UPA government and Dr Manmohan Singh would have been the PM, he would have himself gone to the farmers to speak to them. Congress leaders would have also gone to the farmers,” he said.
He also invoked the Sikh Gurus, saying that his Yatra was aimed to open a “shop” of love in the bazaar of hate. “Guru showed this path. Guru Nanak ji, Guru Gobind Singh ji, Guru Teg Bahadur ji opened the shop of love in the bazaar of hate. In comparison, we have done nothing. Our shop is very small and they (Gurus) changed the entire bazaar (with their influence) and showed the path. What they said is happening in this yatra,” he said, adding that Gurus united the people. “The yatra is trying to follow the path shown by the Gurus,” he added.

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