Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh
Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh

Punjab Speaker calls for restraint over Amritsar terror attack

ANI | Updated: Nov 20, 2018 17:33 IST

Chandigarh [India], Nov 20 (ANI): Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh on Tuesday urged all political parties to exercise restraint over the issue of the Amritsar terror attack. He appealed to all political parties across the board to let the investigation agencies do their job.
In an informal interaction with some reporters at his residence here, the Speaker said, "It is a serious matter and any attempt to make political capital out of this situation will not only be unfortunate but will also be disastrous for the state."
At least, three people were killed and 20 others were injured in a grenade attack on a gathering at Nirankari Bhawan in Rajasansi village on Sunday.
He expressed his displeasure over the way certain leaders of various political parties were trying to politicize the event. "This is reflective of the overall decline and degradation in the political discourse that we have seen over past several years," he said.
"This is a fight we have to fight together against the enemies of the state and the country and there must not be any blame game against anyone," Rana said, while hoping that the political leaders across the board will show their sagacity and realize the gravity of the situation.
The Speaker pointed out, Punjab was yet to heal the wounds of the dark era of terrorism of 1980s and 90s. "The scars are still there as we lost about thirty thousand innocent lives to that dark era," he observed while adding, the disastrous economic situation the state was facing was the result of that era only. (ANI)

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