Former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday said it was characteristic of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to run away from responsibility and put on others what he could not defend himself.
Referring to a reported statement of Badal describing the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar as a "liar" for saying he had taken him (Badal) into confidence before going ahead with the decision to construct Operation Bluestar memorial in the Golden Temple complex, Capt Amarinder said, "For Badal everyone else except himself is a liar."
In a statement, the former CM said, "Earlier, Badal was describing me as a liar and now he has been describing SGPC president Avatar Singh Makkar as a liar."
The Congress leader said there was nothing new in Badal's accusations against his own SGPC president as it was his typical habit to run away from responsibility and blame others for his own sins. "Blaming Makkar for the Bluestar memorial was only second example in less than a week after running away from his responsibility about Operation Bluestar," Amarinder said.