“As a Punjab MP, I’m extremely distressed about happenings in Punjab. Peace in Punjab was extremely hard-won. 25,000 people, the bulk of the Congressmen, sacrificed themselves to bring peace back to Punjab after fighting extremism and terrorism between 1980-1995.
“I have just returned from a regional security conference and I can tell you that the only people who are very happy with what is going on in Punjab is the deep state of Pakistan. They feel that they will get an opportunity to fish in troubled waters.
“There’s a higher ideal than power, than ministers holding organizational positions. That higher ideal is ensuring peace, tranquillity, and stability of a border state like Punjab. Under those circumstances, what has been playing itself out is extremely unfortunate.
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