Chandigarh, Sep 30: Slamming Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh for taking credit for resolution of Sikh issues including 'Black List' and 'release of Sikh prisoners', BJP national secretary Tarun Chugh Monday said if the Chief Minister was so concerned about Sikh community, he should write to AICC interim president Sonia Gandhi and ask her to throw Congressmen involved in 1984 anti-Sikh riots out of the party.
Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government for its decisions on 'Black List of Sikhs' and regarding long-pending demand of release of Sikh prisoners, Mr Chugh said Capt Amarinder Singh was indulging in a 'credit war' on Sikh issues but was reluctant to speak up against the accused Congressmen named by victims of anti-Sikh riots.
“He is not only reluctant to speak, but even stands for them and defends their case vehemently just to please his masters in the Congress,” the BJP leader said.
Before projecting himself of being a crusader on Sikh issues, Amarinder needs to clear his stand on Congressmen involved in anti-Sikh riots, he said.
Chugh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah were trying to resolve the issues of the Sikh community with sincerity but the people of the country especially the Sikh community knows that the resolution of long pending Sikh issues has started coming around only after Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister.
The BJP leader said it was the Modi government which ordered the reopening of over forty cases related to 1984 anti-Sikh riots to provide justice to the community which had lost hope as more than three decades had passed.
Chugh not only thanked Amarinder for hailing the decision of Modi government but also reiterated that the Chief Minister must ask Sonia Gandhi to throw out the Congressmen who led the mobs in Delhi in November 1984 and were responsible for the brutal killings of Sikhs in the national capital and elsewhere.
Reminding Amarinder of 10 years of UPA rule, Chugh said, the Congress had a Sikh Prime Minister for 10 years but even then did not do anything to resolve the Sikh issues to assuage the feelings and meet the demands of the community. (UNI)