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Congress lashes out at BJP for approving Bluestar memorial

The Congress today ridiculed and lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party for approving 'Operation Bluestar' memorial. The party said, "It was shocking how BJP which opposed the 'Operation Bluestar' memorial initially now approved of it. This showed its double standards and its thirst for clinging to power."

chandigarh Updated: Jun 24, 2012 16:45 IST

The Congress Sunday ridiculed and lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party for approving 'Operation Bluestar' memorial.


The party said, "It was shocking how BJP which opposed the 'Operation Bluestar' memorial initially now approved of it. This showed its double standards and its thirst for clinging to power."

Reacting to the BJP vice president and Punjab incharge's statement on the issue, the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee general secretary and Dhuri MLA Arvind Khanna remarked, BJP seems be happy now since chief minister Parkash Singh Badal had explained that the "memorial would commemorate all those killed in Army operation, including innocent people".

The Congress general secretary pointed out, "It was surprising how a party that claims to be ultranationalist with zero tolerance to terrorism could approve of a memorial for militants."

He asserted that the BJP was just trying to fool the masses while already having fooled itself. "There cannot be a memorial for both innocent people and militants," he said.

"It is a clear choice between principles and power", Khanna remarked, and said, "In this case the BJP had opted for power and ignored its principles".