Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday said the Patiala incident was a clash between two political parties, not two communities.
Asserting the people of Punjab lived in harmony with one another, Mann, on the sidelines of a conference for CMs and HC Chief Justices here today, said: “Who all were there yesterday? BJP general secretary was there, the youth wing president was there, one Patiala Urban president was there; Shiv Sena people were there. The Akali Dal and SAD (Amritsar) were also there. So it was a clash of two parties, not two communities. The people of Punjab live together harmoniously.”
Mann said FIRs had been registered and more arrests were being made. “Probe is underway to determine who ordered the clash, who led the provocation. No one will be spared,” said the CM when asked if prima facie there appeared to be a conspiracy.