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If you don’t want to vote then please don’t, but not throw shoes, says Rajnath in Punjab

Expressing disappointment over the recent incident wherein a shoe was hurled at Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, on Tuesday Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh asked people to not throw shoes on political leaders.

“If you don’t want to vote then please don’t, but will you lathi charge or throw shoes at the current chief minister of Punjab Prakash Singh Badal?” he said while addressing a political rally in poll-bound Punjab.

A shoe was hurled at the Punjab Chief Minister earlier this month by a relative of a radical Sikh leader during a poll campaign in Lambi constituency.

He also accused Pakistan of supplying drugs in the Indian state of Punjab and warned the Asian neighbour of dire consequences of it does not mend its ways.

“Pak yahaan pe koshish karta hai drug bhejne ki, mai HM ke taur pe yakin dilata hoon ki jo isse badhava dega uski mai khat khadi kar dunga (Pakistan pushes drugs into Punjab. As the HM, I want to ensure that I won’t spare anyone who encourages drug trade in the state),” said Singh.

Home Minister urged the voters to cast their votes in favour of the SAD-BJP alliance yet again as they will provide corruption-free government in Punjab.

“There has been no corruption allegations levelled against the Centre in the last two and a half years,” he added.

Taking potshots at Arvind Kejriwal, Rajnath Singh stated that those who are unable to run Delhi properly won’t be able to handle Punjab.

The state is going to vote for the assembly elections on February 4. The Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance has been in power in Punjab since 2007.

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