Bathinda, May 13: Criticising Congress over its leader Sam Pitroda's remarks on '84 riots, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday questioned the long wait for the justice to the victims.
At an election rally here in support of SAD-BJP candidate and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the Prime Minister said Naamdar (Congress president Rahul Gandhi) should be ashamed of his ‘political guru and adviser’s (Sam Pitroda)’ statement - "hua to hua" on '84 riots.
“Justice could not be given to the 1984 victims for 35 years,” Modi said adding “with the blessings of Parkash Singh Badal we have ensured death sentence to one accused and life imprisonment to others. Those remaining will also suffer the same fate”.
Modi alleged that the Congress had not only protected the accused but even made one of them - Kamal Nath the party incharge for Punjab. The prime minister further alleged that when there was a hue and cry, Congress promoted Mr Nath and made him the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
About Sri Kartarpur Sahib, the Prime Minister said the shrine had remained in Pakistan due to 'sheer indifference on the part of the Congress party in 1947'. He alleged that even now Congressmen were singing praises of Pakistan and wanted laws which contained anti-national elements to be changed.
Modi alleged that Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had defrauded farmers by promising a complete loan waiver. He also lauded Harsimrat Kaur Badal for her efforts to secure AIIMS for Bathinda.
SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal raised up the reported sacriledge incidents and criticised "pretty politics" being played over it.
Harsimrat Badal thanked the people on behalf of the SAD-BJP and said the storm clouds would take the Congress party with them and appealed to people to ensure defeat of all 13 Congress candidates. “Defeat Raja ki Rani and lay the foundation for the exit of Captain’s government”, she added.
All the 13 Lok Sabha constituencies of Punjab are going to polls in last phase of general elections on May 19, Sunday. Results will be announced by May 23, Thursday. (UNI)