Gurdaspur, Dec 1: Noting that he was “shocked and deeply hurt” by recent incidents of sacrilege, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said the SAD-BJP government was ready to make any sacrifice for ensuring peace, harmony and brotherhood in Punjab.”I am ready to make any sacrifice…Each drop of my blood for peace, amity and brotherhood in the state,” Badal said addressing the third ‘Sadhbhavna Rally’ here.”Punjabis have given a lot to the Badal family and if people want our blood for peace we are ready to do so,” he said.(Also Read: Divisive forces flaring religious sentiments in Punjab: Prakash Singh Badal)

Reacting to the Congress’ charge that Akalis had gone into hiding when incidents of sacrileges were being reported, Badal said, “I was shocked by the developments… I was deeply hurt and did not have the courage to come out of house.”Peace and communal harmony will be maintained in the state at any cost, he said.Congress wants to bring back the “dark days of 1984” in Punjab and disturb peace in the state for “political benefit”.He asked his party cadres to spread the massage that Congress wants to bring back terrorism in Punjab while the SAD-BJP combine is committed to maintaining peace and communal harmony.”We (SAD-BJP) don’t want those dark days back in Punjab a any cost,” he said.

Talking about holding ‘Sadhbhavna Rallies’, he said the idea behind these is to ensure peace, amity and brotherhood.”Due to certain developments in the past two months there was feeling of dejection and insecurity among the people… We want this to end by holding Sadhbhavna Rallies,” he said.He alleged that the Congress party was in league with the anti-national Khalistani forces and that the SAD-BJP has launched awareness drive against such forces.Over the issue of ‘Khalistan’ (separate Sikh homeland) demand raised at ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ (congregation of Sikhs) in Amritsar on Nove