Chandigarh: Ruling SAD  described Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh's attempt to court arrest at a Dayalpura police station as a "political drama" aimed at getting sympathy of party workers by becoming something of "a martyr" in their eyes.

"It is also an attempt to save the office of President ship of state Congress Committee by Amarinder," senior SAD leader and party spokesman Daljit Singh Cheema said in a statement here tonight.

Reacting to the action of the state Congress Chief on Friday, Cheema said Amarinder must be aware of the facts of the case regarding which he was making such a hue and cry.

He claimed no false case had been registered and the one Amarinder was referring to was in January this year, when Model Code of Conduct was in force in the state due to Assembly elections and administrative and police machinery was working as per the directions of the Election Commission.

The SAD leader said that everyone in the Punjab knows that Amarinder is unable to digest the humiliating defeat at the hands of the SAD-BJP combine in the January 30 assembly elections.

"Now he is resorting to this type of political tamasha (drama) at a time when his own party leaders have approached their high command against him and his removal from the post of President is just a matter of time," he claimed.

Accompanied by a number of party workers and senior leaders, Amarinder Singh on Friday stormed into the police station Dayalpura in Rampura Phul in Bathinda district offering him for arrest to protest against the alleged false cases slapped against the former MLA Gurpreet Singh Kangar and several others.

Amarinder warned the Akali-BJP government that in case it did not stop the alleged vendetta against the Congress workers they will be forced to come on the streets. He said despite the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s claims, several cases of vendetta have been registered in different parts of the state.

(Agencies)