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Sidhu questions BSF jurisdiction in Punjab, accuses Centre of creating state within a state

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At an all-party meeting convened by Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday, the Congress, the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Aam Aadmi Party passed a resolution against the Centre’s decision on enhancing the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF).

The BJP, however, boycotted the meeting asserting the decision is in the interest of the country.

The meeting resolved to oppose the decision legally and politically and fight for the position which existed before the notification of October 11, 2021.

Mr. Channi said the State Government would soon convene a special session of the Assembly on the issue. It would also file a petition in the Supreme Court against the Centre’s unilateral decision which he said amounts to infringement on the States’ constitutional rights and is against the spirit of federalism.