Accusing the Punjab government of not keeping the promises made to victims of the 1984 Sikh riots, the activists of the ‘1984 Sikh Katleam Pirit Parivar Sanghrash Committee’ said chief minister (CM) Parkash Singh Badal has always played politics on the issue of Sikh riots but never did anything for the victims.
In a press conference, the president of the committee Mohan Singh said that in 2009, the CM had promised an amount of Rs 3 lakh each to the victims along with jobs to the girls of the families, besides commercial booths and residential houses.
But till now nothing has been done, he said.
They also said that deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal had also promised government jobs to the victims along with the card bearers but nothing has been done for them despite Parkash Singh Badal becoming the chief minister five times. The activists also expressed their displeasure over empty promises made by Union home minister Rajnath Singh.
The committee now demanded that the government should provide free 200 units of power to the victim families apart from fulfilling all the previously made promises.