Chandigarh (Punjab): Asserting that this is 'Badla ki Rajneeti' (politics of revenge), Congress leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Thursday said that Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has become thirsty for blood.
Khaira was speaking outside the court complex in Fazilka, where he was produced by the Punjab police after his arrest on Thursday morning. Khaira was arrested in connection with an old case registered in 2015 under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
Speaking to reporters Khair alleged that Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann could even get him killed.
"They used to say that we are doing "Badlaav ki Rajneeti" but they are doing "Badla ki Rajneeti". Bhagwant Mann has become thirsty for blood," Khaira said.
"I will not be surprised if he gets me eliminated also. I sense something very very dangerous and I personally feel Bhagwant Mann will be solely responsible," he added.
Khaira further said that Bhagwant Mann is not able to tolerate the popularity of the Congress in Punjab. He claimed that the AAP had arrested him in an effort to marginalise the Congress in Punjab. "I will fight back and will not get scared of them. Ultimately the truth will prevail," Khaira said.
Meanwhile, in view of the detention of Punjab Congress leader Khaira, the Punjab Congress delegation will meet Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit at 6 pm.