Hitting back at Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, who had stated that “Rahul Gandhi is carrying anti-Sikh legacy”, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) senior leader Sukhjinder Singh Lali Majithia said it was a well-known fact that Badal “is a biggest culprit of the Sikh community”.
Addressing a press conference at the district rural Congress committee officer, Majithia said, “Badal should be asked what relations he has with those who mixed poison with water that was given to the Sikh protesters during Jaiton Da Morcha. He even got Sikhs arrested in large number during emergency.”
“Everybody knows that Badal was the chief minister of Punjab when Sikh-Nirankari clash took place in Amritsar in 1978, which claimed lives of 13 Sikhs and laid the foundation for militancy in the state. Badal and his ministers conspired to ensure the clash for his political ends,” he added.
Holding him responsible for Operation Bluestar, the PPCC leader said, “The fact that Badal’s party is responsible for Operation Bluestar and anti-Sikh riots cannot be ignored. Badal and the BJP leaders should introspect the role they played during the tragic episode.”