Chandigarh, Jul 17 (PTI) The Shiromani Akali Dal and the BJP today rejected the setting up of the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission to probe sacrilege cases in Punjab and another commission headed by Justice Mehtab Singh Gill to inquire into “false cases” during the Akali-BJP rule.

The parties said the two Commissions were “custom- designed Congress exercises with pre-mediated verdicts to suit the party and defame “the SAD and the BJP.

“What kind of justice and fairness can be expected from these commissions? Even before these commissions have started their work, the chief minister has announced their findings on their behalf, adjudging the Akali-BJP guilty of all the allegations brought against them,” said a resolution passed by the Akali-BJP legislators at their joint meeting here.

On the issue of alleged false cases against Congress workers, the two parties said during the previous government, the Congress had first come up with a figure of one lakh false cases against them but later reduced the number to 30,000.

When the then Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal challenged them to give details, the Congress came up with only 30 cases, a SAD-BJP spokesman said.

Even on these 30 cases, the SAD-BJP government had placed all the facts before the House and not a single false case could be found, he said.

“The setting up of a commission on the same issue now is clearly a political after-thought dictated by political compulsions of the chief minister. Both these commissions are politically motivated and biased, with pre-manufactured findings,” the resolution said.

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