A poster carrying pictures of slain militant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale with Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal and other senior party leaders has caused a flutter in the political circles.
The poster shows the AAP leaders urging people to celebrate the birth anniversary of Bhindranwale on February 12.
Targeting the AAP over the issue, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh said, “On the one hand, they (AAP) are invoking people for ‘revolution’, and on the other, they are asking people to celebrate Bhindranwale’s birth anniversary. There is a clear link between the two,” Amarinder said, adding that such tactics were a threat to the country’s sovereignty and especially “dangerous for Punjab”.
“The AAP seems to be going a step ahead of even Simranjit Singh Mann’s Khalistan agenda,” he added.
Meanwhile, AAP has distanced itself from the controversy calling it a “cheap politics being played by the opposition”.
Meanwhile, Punjab BJP chief Kamal Sharma has sought a clarification from Kejriwal on the “Bhindranwale ideology” issue.
In a press release, Kamal Sharma said AAP was pursuing a “fanatic agenda” and urging the people to celebrate the birth anniversary of Bhindranwale tantamount to anti-national activity. He said the poster was attempt destablise Punjab.
He urged Kejriwal to categorically make it clear before the people of Punjab whether it supported “Bhindranwale ideology” or not.