Moga, May 7 : Agreeing with DSGMC president and spokesman for SAD Manjinder Singh Sirsa’s statement that Rajiv Gandhi was the biggest mob lyncher of India, the Dal Khalsa on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was no less.
Dal Khalsa president and Party spokesman Kanwar Pal Singh said here that he was responding to Sirsa’s statement in Uttar Pardesh where he said Rajiv was not only the most corrupt Prime Minister but also the biggest mob lyncher, in reference to his role in engineering November 1984 massacre of Sikhs. In obvious reference to Gujarat 2002 pogrom, Dal Khalsa leader blamed Modi-the then state CM for engineering the mass killings of Muslims.
Taking a jibe at him, he said, "Sirsa has double relations with mob lyncher Modi". First, he had won the MLA seat on BJP ticket. Second, his party is in alliance with the BJP at national and state level.
Both Rajiv and Modi have same dreadful image of mob lynchers, responsible for slaughtering of minorities, he said, adding that cursing one mob lyncher and aligning with another reflects Sirsa’s sheer duplicity. “If Akali Dal, wants to regain its lost moral authority to snub and challenge Congress on 1984 genocide issue, the party will have to jump out of BJP’s bandwagon, as like Congress, the hands of saffron party leaders too were soaked in the blood of innocents”.
On ensuing polls, he said the Dal Khalsa has resolved to stay away from parliamentary elections because New Delhi has failed to take steps to meet longstanding Sikh demands, including the release of detainees, justice for victims of 1984 genocide, punishment to guilty police officers, fulfilling greater political aspirations. Analysing the gain and losses of participation of the Sikhs in Indian elections since 1952 onwards, he said while Akalis participated in the electoral politics strengthening the democracy of India, on the other hand, the community lost its pride and dignity and suffered huge losses of men, women and children killed by the state machinery.
He also said that allying apprehensions about their boycott decision, Kanwar Pal Singh said it’s not a dreadful dragon but a democratic exercise to reject the existing electoral system. 'We are neither against democracy nor democratic values.'
'Just as an option has been given to every voter to reject all candidates of his or her constituency by pressing NOTA button, similarly our call for boycott was a collective rejection of the electoral system.' UNI