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BJP should state its stand on Bluestar memorial: Cong

chandigarh Updated: Jun 12, 2012 14:56 IST

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Accusing the BJP of adopting double standards, Congress leader and MLA GS Bali has asked the BJP leadership to take a clear stand on the construction of memorial of the victims of Operation Bluestar at the Golden Temple in Amritsar by the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC).


Addressing media persons on the last leg of the first phase of Rozgar Sangharsh Yatra on Monday, he said the BJP was the alliance partner in the ruling government in Punjab and should state its stand clearly.

The SGPC on June 6 laid the foundation for the memorial in the presence of Sikh priests of five takhts which started a debate on the stand of alliance partner BJP, he added.

Questioning the stand of BJP on this sensitive issue which could even mar the harmony in the state, Bali said BJP had different stands in different states and had no ideology now.

The state BJP leadership should tell the people about the government's seriousness in tackling the menace of unemployment.

"The demonstration by BJP workers by showing black flags during the ongoing Rozgar Sangharsh Yatra shows the attitude of this party towards tackling the problem of unemployment in the state which had touched the figure of 10 lakh," the Congress MLA added.

He said, "Tomorrow the yatra would conclude at Chamba. In the first phase it covered Kangra, Kullu, Mandi and Chamba districts. We have got tremendous response from all sections of the society particularly youth."

Feedback forms were being received in huge numbers from the unemployed youth of the state, so that data could be finalised and a proper policy formulated to counter this problem.