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Home / Lok Sabha Elections / ‘PM Modi’s remarks on Rajiv Gandhi despicable’, says Captain Amarinder

‘PM Modi’s remarks on Rajiv Gandhi despicable’, says Captain Amarinder

The Punjab Chief Minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had lost all sense of decency and proportion in his election campaign and has reduced it to a mockery of public norms.

lok-sabha-elections Updated: May 06, 2019, 17:52 IST
Gagandeep Jassowal
Gagandeep Jassowal
Hindustan Times, Khatkar Kalan (Punjab)
Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh addressing an election rally at Khatkar Kalan near SBS Nagar on Monday.
Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh addressing an election rally at Khatkar Kalan near SBS Nagar on Monday. (Pardeep Pandit/HT PHOTO)

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his ‘corrupt number 1’ remark on former premier Rajiv Gandhi and said that the PM has hit a new low of pettiness.

“Modi must be ashamed for making such comments for a person who had sacrificed his life and also because there is a tradition in the Indian society that we never speak ill of a person who is no more,” Captain Amarinder said an election rally in Khatkar Kalan, about 100 km northwest of Chandigarh,

He said the PM had lost all sense of decency and proportion in his election campaign and has reduced it to a mockery of public norms.

“Modi’s remarks were outright despicable,” said Captain Amarinder. “The universal criticism the Prime Minister had faced over his comments showed that no sane individual or political institution that looked at elections as a serious democratic process could condone such malicious and baseless propaganda.”

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He also referred to the 2016 police firings in Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan on protesters after the infamous Bargari sacrilege incident and said people have been asking why former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal have not been arrested so far.

“I want to make very clear that the SIT has been working as per the law. The fate of former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal will be decided by the court as the special investigation team will submit the report on Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan directly to it,” he said.

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Captain Amarinder also took pot shots at Union minister and Shiromani Akali Dal candidate from Bathinda, Harsimrat Kaur Badal and accused her of ‘running away’ from the questions of people. He said he was always ready to take questions from public, which is why he holds interactive sessions with the people.

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