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Wikileaks: Badal has pushed Punjab into crisis | Part 4

admin September 7, 2011 19 Comments

A recent article from the Times of India has exposed a recent wikileak released through mirror sites discussing Badals hand in increasing the instability of Punjab through various sectors. Below we have pasted excerpts from the article. We are currently working on accessing the original wikileak file.

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EXCERPTS

“According to leaked US diplomatic cables on the mirror websites of WikiLeaks, Punjab’s coalition government was facing a leadership crisis with chief minister Parkash Singh Badal having abdicated authority to his son Sukhbir Singh Badal.

“It’s like a plane with no pilot. Who is in charge, Badal or Badal Jr?” the cable mentions a question being asked of the US embassy official on his visit to Punjab.

The report says the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition government is in crisis because Sukhbir Badal, who is also the deputy chief minister, regularly serves in an official capacity at the inauguration of development projects, which is riling the BJP for it believes SAD is taking all the credit.

Mulford’s report is scathing in its assessment of the SAD-BJP government’s performance: from saying that Punjab’s human development indices in education and health are comparable to some of the most backward states, to the government’s apathy to burning issues like drug use and unemployment.

They also point out signs of decline in Punjab despite its strong agricultural sectors and nascent real estate and industrial sectors.

“The human development indices in education and health are comparable to some of the most backward states,” the cable says. Quoting bureaucrats, the cable says that several “contacts” raised the issue of rampant drug use as the number one social challenge facing the state.

“Badal will be hard pressed to meet the expectations of the Punjab electorate. He will have to devise an effective outreach strategy to convince local Punjabis that SAD-BJP is responsive to local needs or risk losing political capital to the rival Congress party,”

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FULL ARTICLE FROM TIMES OF INDIA –  Source

CHANDIGARH: According to leaked US diplomatic cables on the mirror websites of WikiLeaks, Punjab’s coalition government was facing a leadership crisis with chief minister Parkash Singh Badal having abdicated authority to his son Sukhbir Singh Badal.

This despatch, signed off by then US ambassador to India David Mulford, was part of the October 2008 country report, and the leaks have taken place barely five months before the state goes to polls in 2012.

“It’s like a plane with no pilot. Who is in charge, Badal or Badal Jr?” the cable mentions a question being asked of the US embassy official on his visit to Punjab.

Quoting sources, the country report says the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition government is in crisis because Sukhbir Badal, who is also the deputy chief minister, regularly serves in an official capacity at the inauguration of development projects, which is riling the BJP for it believes SAD is taking all the credit.
Mulford’s report is scathing in its assessment of the SAD-BJP government’s performance: from saying that Punjab’s human development indices in education and health are comparable to some of the most backward states, to the government’s apathy to burning issues like drug use and unemployment.

The reports, a mix of assessments and opinions by industrialists and journalists, were vetted by American embassy officials. They also point out signs of decline in Punjab despite its strong agricultural sectors and nascent real estate and industrial sectors.

“The human development indices in education and health are comparable to some of the most backward states,” the cable says. Quoting bureaucrats, the cable says that several “contacts” raised the issue of rampant drug use as the number one social challenge facing the state.

“The (then) director general of Punjab Police N P S Aulakh mentioned that the problem has worsened in the last 10 years and affects people from all income brackets across the state. On October 9, DGP Aulakh noted that Amritsar airport police had seized 3.7 kg of heroin worth more than $1 million from an elderly couple,” says the cable.

“Badal will be hard pressed to meet the expectations of the Punjab electorate. He will have to devise an effective outreach strategy to convince local Punjabis that SAD-BJP is responsive to local needs or risk losing political capital to the rival Congress party,” the cable concluded.

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  1. MISS KAUR September 10, 2011 at 1:08 am

    theres also a new video that highlights the fact that BADAL has his dirty corrupt hands in the SGPC and he gave money form gurdwaras to RSS & BJP LEADERS, can you believe that?

    here is the link if you don’t believe me….

    http://www.youtube.com/user/SikhSiyasat#p/a/u/0/wG_xz_K8keI

    this is so sad because the reason why SGPC was created many many years ago was because corrupt people and hindu brahmins were starting to take control over gurdwaras, what do we need to do now? how do we get rid of these corrupt people, the akal takht has been effected, as well as the SGPC, and of course the AKALI party has been messed up…why is BADAL still in politics?? why can the ordinary people, mainly the sikhs in punjab realize how evil and controlled he is? he is NOT A SIKH, nor is HIS SON A SIKH, they are nOT SIKHS, they are traitors and evil greedy people

    WAKE UP PEOPLE, WAKE OTHERS AROUND YOU, PUBLISH THIS ARTICLE IN PUNJABI AND MAKE THIS INFORMATION THE FRONT COVER OF EVERY PUNJABI PAPER, BADAL IS NO GOOD FOR SIKHS, AND FOR THE STATE OF PUNJAB, ALTHOUGH THE BJP PEOPLE AND THE HINDUS WHO VOTE FOR HIM PROBABLY LOVE HIM SINCE HE GIVES THEM MONEY FROM GURDWARAS TO BUY LUXURIOUS BUSES, THIS ALL NEEDS TO STOP!!!

  2. MISS KAUR September 11, 2011 at 12:13 am

    this is off topic but jusreign and his friends selling their soul to commercialized crap such as BREAKWAY the film about “speedy singhs” is so not cool, their falling into the trap of mainstream garbage and this movie looks shitty, if it was good and actually had a positive message i would like it but their just trying to make money off of this film (akshay kumar and company)…why can’t they have a brown guy in the film without a turban, the film looks weird and unrealistic and ghuggi sucks as well, he just one of those punjabi people who wears a turban but doesn’t have much connection to sikhi…shers? lol o god people skating on ice are shers? how about first someone “brown”, and not someone who’s half-brown…actually makes it to the NHL before people start creating these movies, or copying movies like bend like beckham…akshay kumar and his crew are just using jusreign to help promote this film and to get youngsters to watch this film…SELLOUTS!!

    BOLLYWOOD SUCKS, its always portraying sikhs in a stereotypical manner, and singh is king SUCKED as well! akshay kumar is just commercializing “punjabi culture” and “bhangra”

  3. MISS KAUR September 11, 2011 at 12:19 am

    i hope all you people had lots of fun with mr move b**** get out the way and that rapper from degrassi who grew up in a rich neighbourhood in mississauga, DRAKE, people say he can flow and sounds good but i say his flows are meaningless pop hits, if one sells a million records or 10 records doesn’t make a difference to me, especially in this day and age

  4. MISS KAUR September 19, 2011 at 1:27 am
  5. GuruKirpaNaal September 20, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Miss Kaur, I have a feeling we’re going to be best friends (L).

  6. MISS KAUR September 21, 2011 at 2:00 am

    http://www.panthic.org/articles/5377

    ^^

    in the above link, if you look at the picture…the little guy…the little guy with the blue turban, who i think is the some leader of some version of the dadami taksal, which makes no sense to me, but anyways hes a BIG FAT fraud….

    i once even saw him on some punjabi news channel and he was saying that sikh women should not do kirtan in the siri darbar sahib, um hello who made u in charge…he is definitely an agent…sant jarnail singh bhindranwale never once said that women are NOT ALLOWED TO do kirtan in siri darbar sahib and this little midget used the name bhindranwale at the end of whatever his name is dhuma or something……i cannot stand that guy, i think more people in punjab have realized hes a fraud..also…the guy didn’t even give one reasonable explanation after stating that women cannot do kirtan in the siri darbar sahib…

    watch out for him, plus the one on the left wearing glasses…their all part of the badal regime

    and gurukirpanaal im glad you somewhat like me….theres always haters on sikh activist network who love to hate me and portray me as some sort of radical hater but really they just cant handle the truth and don’t care about the state of sikhi as much or they here to cause troublee

  7. MISS KAUR September 24, 2011 at 4:23 am

    MR BASTARD buchan is tweeting how he loves his “sikh” heritage, lol, why all of a sudden is he loving his so called sikh heritage, people saw him on tv, here are some victims,

    everyone please send this video link to all your friends and family, i want this to have 1 million views before this year ends, he is a famous actor who has a shady pass, he was close friends with rajiv gandhi, who was well aware of the fact that sikhs were being burnt and buthchered all over northern india

    please watch this…..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDgPwxt24hY

    play your role and help spread awareness

  8. MISS KAUR September 24, 2011 at 4:27 am

    sikh activist…please write something about these allegations against amitabh bachan, people need to stop watching his movies, please write something about this, you dont think this is a big issue? he is the most famous actor in india and he got away with encouraging violence against sikhs on doordarsharn tv…are you guys not sikh activists? or are you guys cowards, to scared to write something about the big “B” lolll

    why dont you respond to my emails

  9. MISS KAUR September 24, 2011 at 4:32 am

    today the big bird also supports modi, first the indira-gandhi-rajiv regime now modi, wow, very impressive, give him some more awards, i want to see this guy win an oscar, he is definitely a great actor offscreen then he is onscreen because he has been fooling millions of people, onscreen he dances around like a monkey and does annoying moves, offscreen he tweets as if he is some sort of messiah and continues to deny his pass

  10. kaur October 10, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Martin Singh-NDP candidate

    vote for him!

  11. Hrmeet Singh October 10, 2011 at 5:47 am

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O98-E3HqNtQ&list=PL93767958537E3100&index=43

    Please watch this video then

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh3jg3RMigU&feature=relmfu

    watch all four parts of this video and you will see

    How they r dictating on my punjab?

    During election almost every sikh (true)get confused
    je Badal nu Punde a tan v kam kharab e Congress da tan pata he e
    nd Mann Nu haume mar jandi e

  12. Hrmeet Singh October 10, 2011 at 6:02 am

    Misskaur
    Please watch all these videos fraud voters in sgpc elections
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ocdqz2rWeqg&feature=channel_video_title

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_qn7kcTL24&feature=related

    and i wanna knw how i can join ur community?

  13. MISS KAUR October 11, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    hello harmeet…

    yes i am well aware about badal and election frauds…he himself is a big FAT fraud…

    what do you mean by joining community?

    do you mean you want to be involved with the sikh activist network?

    i just write comments on this blog, i am not a member or anything

    you can add sikh activist network on Facebook and twitter, i myself use neither of these two social networks

    if you mean you want to be involved with the people who run this blog, then i cannot help with that because i do not know any of these people, but i think its run mostly by youth from various universities across ontario

    … i encourage you to always check this blog and to continue informing people, creating awareness and debating about topics

  14. Hrmeet Singh October 12, 2011 at 1:06 am

    thnks MISS KAUR
    okk i will try my best.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW1cD6oDceY

    watch this video Dr Sukhpreet Singh Udoke – Presentation on RSS – Tabai Ros Jagaio

  15. MISS KAUR October 21, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    someone is finally going to stand up against the big bollywood loser in an austrailia court…woo hoo..this is like a dream come true!!

    thank-you sikhs for justice

    its about time the truth comes out

    its about time someone stands up against famous indian people and politicians who think they can get away with crimes against humanity!!!

  16. Rajinder Singh January 4, 2012 at 4:28 am

    Dear Miss Kaur
    I’m a Punjabi, and admire your courage in speaking against the rampant corruption of the SAD, especially the Badals. They control everything within the state. What isn’t clear to me is the way in which they can control everything. They’re in power, but that doesn’t give them supreme authority to rule.
    I mean, if the Badals are the top most power in the state, how can they embezzle thousands of crores, or maybe commit money laundering upto the tune of the same, right under people’s noses. I don’t know much about politics, but this aspect really amazes me. Do you know anything about it?

  17. MISS KAUR January 4, 2012 at 5:58 am

    corruption in india is widespread…basically prakash badal use to be from an ordinary “jatt” punjabi family and then he become involved in politics…he has been in politics for many many years…when sant jarnail singh bhindranwale was alive badal was a nobody, he feared true sikhs and sant jarnail had a lot of courage to speak the truth and no one in india could buy him, he was not a greedy man, he cared about society and the truth and the state of punjab and sikhs, he understood injustice and he did not take advantage of the poor or give people false hope, which is what a typical politician in india does….also many punjabis during that time were more humble and corruption was not as widespread, corruption was still considered to be somewhat immoral, but these days it has become so normalized and it is poisoning people’s brains….

    i dont know how to answer your question, but there are higher powers in india, people who control the central government and they basically “solve” the punjab issue by buying politicians and finding people who wear a turban and have a beard and who are willing to shamelessly betray their own people and work for the state…and not for the average person…money laundering in india is very common amongst politicians, obviously we can never truly know what goes on behind closed doors and those dozens of security cars and guards the chief minister of punjab is given but if the most powerful people in India have trillions and billions of dollars in swiss bank accounts, they will not punish people like Badal, nor would the taxman or the police show up at their house because these sorts of people are easily bought by the most powerful….india is a disaster, we’re living in the dark ages, and india is one of the darkest countries in the world, kind of sad knowing that so many religions originated on the indian subcontinent but very few actually commit themselves to religion, there are so many blind rituals in india that people consider to be ‘spiritual’ but basically they will never enlighten the masses….

    india will always be this bizarre corrupt mysterious land…many people in india also have an education, but their educated is so flawed and useless because they fail to make india a better society, in the 1970s the masses did protest against indira gandhi and her oppressive tactics but she arrests people and sends the police to abuse and torture protestors…india is also very divided religiously, culturally, ethnically, linguistically, caste, sects, etc….these divisions even make it more difficult for people these days to agree and unite against injustice because everyone always has different interests and someone will always be left out

    to go back to the sgpc, i think all these fake babay who run to be the jathedars of the akal takht and other gurdwaras are basically money driven and want to live glamourous lives and seek attention, even in some gurdwaras in canada, the “presidents” or “leaders” of the gurdwaras have special interests and want to make alliances with people and then ask politicians if their sons or daughters can get jobs…i cannot go into details…but it happens…sad reality of people who abuse power…thats all im going to say

  18. MISS KAUR January 4, 2012 at 6:05 am

    the good ones in Punjab have been killed, imprisoned or tortured to death or “disappeared”

    the good in punjab die young while the evil rats like badal and KP gill live until their hair gets grey…even indira gandh was a hideous old witch when she died, as well as the former CM of punjab, beant

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