Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday charged state Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh with betraying the Sikh community by speaking in favour of Congress leaders Jagdish Tytler, Sajjan Kumar and late HKL Bhagat, who are accused of involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Speaking on the sidelines of a Sewa Kendra inauguration here, Sukhbir said Capt had proved that he had no concern for families who suffered the “horrendous carnage” and that he could “stoop to any level to please his political masters”. Calling the Gandhi family “sworn enemies” of Sikhs, Sukhbir said they could never think about the well-being of either Punjab or Sikhs.
Also training his guns on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Sukhbir alleged: “The AAP doesn’t care about religious sentiments of people, and its members have desecrated holy scriptures and are embroiled in many cases of moral turpitude and corruption.”
The deputy CM said only those people are joining the Arvind Kejriwal-led party who are not given importance anywhere else. Terming the Akali-BJP government the true representatives of the people’s aspirations in Punjab, Sukhbir listed out works on religious memorials and construction of heritage street near the Golden Temple as its achievements.