Bathinda blast: AAP hits back at Akali Dal, accuses Sukhbir Badal of orchestrating blast for political mileage

Political blamegame over the blast at an election rally in Bathinda is set to intensify. After ruling Akali Dal accused the extremist elements supporting Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of being responsible for the IED blast at Maur Mandi in Batindha that claimed 3 lives and left over a dozen injured, now AAP has hit back accusing Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh for orchestrating the incident.

AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal tweeted and accused Deputy CM for the blast. He even demanded that Badal junior should be arrested.

The incident took place yesterday near the rally of a Congress candidate. Initial reports attributed this blast to a cylinder explosion but later senior police officials claimed that it was an improvised explosive device in a pressure cooker that caused this powerful blast. Security agencies clearly point out that it was a planned attack.

Meanwhile, minutes after the blast, politics over it began. Congress and Akali's are blaming AAP and have said extremist elements are backing the party to destabilise Punjab. AAP has been defending these allegations as desperate attempt of both traditional parties in Punjab to stop its surge in the poll bound state.

Also read: Days before Punjab goes to polls, 3 killed, 15 injured in IED blast in car in Bhatinda

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