Jalandhar, Feb 10, 2014 (YP Bureau)
Rubbishing the allegations of involvement of BJP and RSS leaders in the 1984 Sikh massacre leveled by former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Capt Amarinder Singh, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Monday handed over a 'clean chit' to the BJP saying that there was no truth in the allegations.
SAD president was talking to reporters here after laying the foundation stone of state of the art housing complex.
Replying to a query on the alleged involvement of BJP leaders in the 1984 massacre, Mr. Badal said that a number of commissions and committees set up to investigate the massacre have submitted their findings but none has indicted the BJP leaders.
He also said that by now not only the people of Punjab but everybody in the country was aware of the credibility of Capt. Amarinder Singh who is uttering the statements out of sheer frustration which have no base.
The Deputy CM expressed anguish over the involvement of the Congress leaders in 1984 genocide killing about thousands of Sikhs all over the country.
Terming the UPA led Congress government responsible for shielding the perpetrators Mr. Badal demanded harsh punishment to the guilty Congressmen, especially when Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has also recently agreed that the Congress leaders were involved in 1984 annihilation.
“It is unfortunate that in spite of the fact that today a Sikh is the Prime Minister of India, he could not do anything for the family members of the 1984 riot victims,'' lamented Mr. Badal.
Reminding the anti-Sikh and anti-Punjab stance of the Congress, Mr. Badal said that it’s amazing that the Sikh leaders instead of reacting to the grave injustice being done to Punjab especially to the Sikhs these leaders are the mute spectators.