A day after senior Congress leader Kamal Nath resigned as the party in charge for Punjab affairs, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal said Nath’s resignation stood testimony to his and his party’s role in orchestrating the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Speaking on the sidelines of a ‘sangat darshan’ programme in Muktsar on Thursday, Badal said the exit of veteran Congress leader has vindicated the Shiromani Akali Dal’s (SAD) stand that the 1984 carnage was a deep-rooted conspiracy of the Congress to butcher innocent Sikhs.
“Kamal Nath was reluctant to accept this post because he was guilty conscious owing to his role in the massacre. He could not muster the courage to face the people of the state who were aware of his role in this barbaric holocaust of the Sikhs,” Badal added.
The CM said the people of state in general and Sikhs in particular would never forgive Nath and other leaders of his party for planning and executing such heinous carnage.
‘AVIATION POLICY BOON FOR STATE’
Terming the national civil aviation policy, 2016, a boon for Punjab, Badal said the airport at Adampur near Jalandhar would soon get operational.
He added the state government had been constantly taking up this issue with the Union government. “The day is not far when the Adampur airport in the Doaba region will be operational, cherishing the aspirations of the non-resident Indians,” Badal claimed.
Slamming former chief minister and state Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh, Badal said he had started looking for tactics to run away from his much hyped announcement of holding ‘darbars’.