Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the Bhagwant Mann government in Punjab will not hesitate in taking tough decisions to maintain law and order as he asserted that those who were trying to spoil the atmosphere in the state are on the run.
Arvind Kejriwal's remarks come in the wake of Punjab police action against radical preacher Amritpal Singh and elements of an outfit, headed by him, named 'Waris Punjab De.' AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal along with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was in Jalandhar, where the crackdown on the Khalistan sympathiser began on Saturday, to lay the foundation stone of Sri Guru Ravidas Bani Adhyan Centre at Dera Sachkhand Ballan here.
Addressing the gathering, Arvind Kejriwal said whoever tries to disturb peace in Punjab will not be spared.
"In the past few days, you saw how some people tried to disturb peace in Punjab," he said.
"We do not have to allow the atmosphere to be spoiled at any cost," he said, adding, "We have to maintain peace, law and order in Punjab." Arvind Kejriwal said the Mann government took tough decisions to maintain peace in the state.
"Sometimes, tough decisions have to be taken. But if our AAP government in Punjab under the leadership of Bhagwant Mann will have to take tough decisions then we will not hesitate from taking them," he added.
"Mann saab took tough decisions, but without a bullet being fired and blood being shed peace is maintained in the entire Punjab today," he said.
Amritpal Singh has been on the run after the police crackdown began. Several images and videos have showed him taking multiple vehicles to dodge police. The Punjab government has slapped the strictest National Security Act against him and some of his associates.
While the fugitive's whereabouts are still unknown, Punjab police say efforts are on to nab him.
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