"Everyone knows what Punjab went through in the 80s. Those fifteen years of militancy, disturbance, where thousands of Punjabis were killed, there was communal as well as full disturbance of peace in the state of Punjab," Badal told the press conference here.

"Everyone knows how it started and in order to fight Akali Dal, the Congress encouraged certain elements which then went out of control and that led to full 15 years of disturbance in Punjab which even threatened the nation's integrity. Today, Congress under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi is trying to create the same environment in the state of Punjab," he stated.

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He also accused the Congress Party for creating an alliance with the terrorist organizations, having links with Pakistan's ISI, just for the sake of political gains. "The Congress is showing its true colour and it is an anti-national party," the SAD leader said.

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