It was condemnable that the newly appointed Punjab Congress president had admitted his tacit involvement in organising and supporting the congregation organised by extremist elements to push Punjab back into an era of darkness, SAD said.

In a statement here, senior leader Maheshinder Singh Grewal said, "by defending the indefensible you have proven that it was at your command that Congress leaders of the Majha region attended and supported the extremist gathering".He alleged that Amarinder's stand that the leaders attended the congregation as true Sikhs did not hold water.

"No true Sikh stands for extremism and anti-nationalism, which was the agenda of the congregation", he said.
By rejecting the demand for action against such Congress leaders who had supported extremist elements, Amarinder had proven that he was ready to sacrifice peace and communal harmony for his petty political interests, Maheshinder Singh Grewal stated.

"Punjabis will never forget that you started your new innings in politics by supporting an extremist ideology which has no space in today's society", he added.

Asking Amarinder not to try to issue warnings and threats, Grewal said as 'a part time political leader' he could be forgiven for not understanding that Punjabis no longer liked or tolerated such behaviour.

"You threatened to deal with Akalis with sticks during the Assembly election campaign of 2012 but were left holding the short end of the stick. You are destined to meet the same fate again", he added.

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