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Day after RPG attack, politics flares up in Punjab as Opp, AAP trade fireworks
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Day after RPG attack, politics flares up in Punjab as Opp, AAP trade fireworks

Although the RPG attack on a key police facility did not cause any injury, it brought back memories of terrorism in Punjab. Seizing on such fears, several Opposition leaders issued warnings about the revival of terrorism in the border state as they fired salvos at the AAP government, questioning its experience and capacity in dealing with serious issues related to security and law-and-order. They flagged a string of such incidents that occurred across the state over the last one month – starting with pro-Khalistan posters springing up outside the Ropar SSP’s office last month and communal clashes in Patiala, to hoisting of Khalistan flag outside the Malerkotla deputy commissioner’s office and vandalism of Maharana Pratap’s statue in Kahnuwan, to the seizure of an RDX haul. A few days ago,...