Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) were raking up the 1984 anti-Sikh riots issue with an eye on the upcoming state assembly elections.
“The Akalis have been ruling Punjab for nearly 10 years, and AAP has been in power in Delhi for two years. But neither party even thought of the issue till elections are round the corner,” said Amarinder.
The Akalis, in fact, have a history of raising the issue only during election times and forgetting it the moment elections are over, he said, adding that AAP’s track record in sensationalising events for promoting its vested interests needs no elaboration.
The 1984 riots were the darkest chapter in the Sikh history, said Amarinder, adding that though he had resigned from the Parliament and the Congress over the issue, it was time for Punjab to move forward.