Chandigarh, October 31, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today condemned the Congress government led by Capt Amarinder Singh for eulogizing former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi with huge advertisements on the eve of the 550 Parkash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, saying it had served to rub salt on the wounded psyche of the Sikh masses and shocased the true character of the Congress government.
In a statement here, former minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said it was shocking that at a time when the entire Sikh Panth was preparing to celebrate the 550th Parkash Purb the Congress government was busy in commemorating the memory of someone who had ordered the attack on Sri Darbar Sahab and destroyed Sri Akal Takht Sahib with tanks and mortar shells.
“This proves that for Capt Amarinder Singh his servility to the Gandhi family is above everything else. The chief minister is ready to hurt the sentiments of the Sikh Panth on such a pious occasion but cannot let any opportunity to pay his utmost respects to the Gandhi family go by”.
Dr Cheema said it was condemnable that Capt Amarinder Singh was eulogizing Indira Gandhi on behalf of the State to which she and her family had caused most damage. “Funds from the public exchequer are being misused to lavish praise on Indira Gandhi who is responsible for taking away Punjab’s waters and giving them to Haryana.
Everyone knows Indira Gandhi was responsible for establishing and inaugurating work on the Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal. The former PM also oppressed and jailed Punjabis during the dreaded Emergency and ordered the attack on the holiest Sikh shrine – Sri Harmandar Sahib in 1984. Capt Amarinder Singh should tell Punjabis why he is disrespecting the sentiments of the entire community by such acts of euology”.
Stating that the chief minister was ready to betray Sikhs to save his chair, the SAD leader said the CM was not only eulogizing Indira Gandhi but also replicating her policies by questioning the supremacy of Sri Akal Takht Sahib.
He said the Capt Amarinder Singh had hurt the sentiments of Sikhs worldwide by undermining the authority of Sri Akal Takht Sahib as per the divide and rule policy of Indira Gandhi.
Dr Cheema said instead of wasting public money in this fashion, the chief minister should take steps to distribute aid to the victims of the excesses of the Gandhi family like the widows of the genocide perpetrated by Gandhi family scion Rajiv Gandhi in Delhi.