Addressing SAD-BJP's fourth 'Sadbhavana rally' here, Badal urged the citizens to take pledge for making Punjab a 'peaceful and prosperous' state saying that some forces were hell bent upon pushing the state back into the black days.
"We are organising these Sadbhavana rallies not for any political purpose but for promoting ethos of peace and communal harmony," he said, adding that peace and harmony were the basic ingredients of progress and prosperity.
Describing the sacrilege incidents in the state as 'unfortunate', he said they had bruised the psyche of every human being in general and that of Sikhs in particular. Recalling the times of militancy, Badal said more than 21,000 innocent people lost their lives during those difficult times and Punjabis had to pay a heavy price as the state lagged behind in development due to it.
Attacking Congress and its state chief Amarinder Singh, Badal alleged that the party and separatist leaders were hand in glove with each other, and both had the single point agenda to divide Punjab on sectarian lines.

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