Congress must apologise for ’84 riots, says Harsimrat Kaur
Union minister for Food processing and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal demanded that the Congress party must apologise for 1984 Delhi riots and operation blue star on the lines Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau tendered apology for century old Komgata Maru incident.punjab Updated: May 21, 2016 15:06 IST
Union minister for Food processing and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal demanded that the Congress party must apologise for 1984 Delhi riots and operation blue star on the lines Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau tendered apology for century old Komgata Maru incident.
On the sidelines of her Sangat darshan programme, here on Friday, Harsimrat said if Canadian prime could apologise to Sikh community, why Congress could not do the same for hurting religious sentiments of Sikhs in the past.
“The anti-sikh carnage in 1984 and operation blue star exposed anti-Sikh and communal approach of the Congress party and no Punjabi could ever forgive the Congress for their brutal acts’, Harsimrat said.
Despite being in power for years in the past, no Congress leader has ever apologised in parliament, she claimed.
Taking jibe at the grand old party after its loss in assembly elections in four states, Harsimrat said the verdict has proved that Congress has lost its roots in the entire counrty.
“The country is all set to become Congress free after 2017 Punjab assembly elections. The voters of Punjab will show them the door just like the people in other parts of the country have done,’’ she said.
The Bathinda MP further said that even Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would meet the same fate as its people of Delhi have seen the real side of the party in past one year.
“The poor performance of AAP in Delhi municipal corporation elections recently, stood testimony to anti-people policies and autocratic working in Delhi. The people of Punjab would not lean towards wrong propaganda being spread by its leaders in the state,’’ Bathinda MP said.
Meanwhile, Harsimrat accompanied by battery of senior officials heard to grievances of people and distributed funds for development purposes. She handed over cheque of Rs 30 lakh to panchayat of Virk Khurd village, Rs 27 lakh to Virk Kalan and Rs 18 lakh to Bhisiana village.
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday apologised for the 1914 incident in which Komgata Maru, a Japenese ship, carrying Sikh passengers was turned away after reaching Canadian coast by the government of the day.
First Published: May 21, 2016 15:05 IST