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Calling me Akali member is laughable: Jarnail Singh

india Updated: Apr 08, 2009 21:21 IST

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Jarnail Singh, the journalist who lobbed a shoe at Home Minister P Chidambaram, on Wednesday said it was "laughable" that politicians were linking him with Akali Dal, instead of addressing the issue of justice to the victims of the mindless anti-Sikh violence of 1984.

"Some politician have called me an Akali Dal activist. It is only laughable. I have no affiliation or membership of any political party. I am a neutral journalist and am proud of my neutrality," Jarnail Singh told PTI in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Sikh-riot accused Jagdish Tytler had called Jarnail Singh an Akali Dal member earlier in the day.

The journalist had come into focus after he protested against the CBI clean chit to Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots which claimed several thousand lives and the Congress nominating him to contest the Lok Sabha polls.

"Politicians are making senseless allegations against me and my political affiliation. I have made it clear that I am not against any political party, including the Congress.

"Politicians should concentrate on the issue of justice to the Sikh community instead of trying to politicise my protest," Singh said.