Despite Amarinder's clarification, Jaitley continues to rake up issue

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Apr 22, 2014 21:17 IST

BJP candidate from Amritsar Arun Jaitley continues to attack his Congress rival Capt Amarinder Singh over his remark on Jagdish Tytler even as Amarinder has clarified that he has not given a clean chit to Tytler in the 1984 riots case.

"Who is Amarinder to issue a clean chit to Tytler. People must understand that Amarinder has rubbed salt on the wounds of riot victims. How can a person take u-turn after talking something on television?" said Jaitley while addressing a rally at Jasraon in Rajasansi assembly segment on Tuesday.

"Capt Amarinder Singh is a liar. He is in the habit of issuing baseless statements and then taking a u-turn", he added.

Jaitley had used this latest ammunition against his opponent during his road show in Chawinda Devi on Monday and continued to rake it up in public rallies on Tuesday.

In the Jasraon rally, organised by Akali leader Veer Singh Lopoke, Jaitley also described Amarinder as a "person who repeatedly lies about facts".

Lopoke also slammed Amarinder for "hurting the sentiments of riot victims" by giving a clean chit to Tytler. "This is the real face of the Congress party", he added.

The rally was organised primarily to woo Rai Sikhs living in the area. In fact, the organisers had invited SAD candidate from Ferozepur Sher Singh Gubhaya, a prominent Rai Sikh leader, to address the rally but he failed to turn up.

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