Chandra shekhar betrayed me, I am responsible for 21 deaths: captain Amarinder Singh. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has lamented the deaths of 21 Khalisatni militants during the tenure of Chandra Shekhar, who served as the eighth Prime Minister of India from November 1990 to June 1991. He spoken at the launch of “The People’s Maharaja,” his authorized biography.He was told that some militants wanted to surrender and so he dialed the PM’s number and informed him about it. The Punjab CM facilitated the surrender of 21 militants at the residence of the then PM but it was after six months that he learnt that all the 21 Khalisatni militants had been killed. He added that he regretted trusting Chandra Shekhar and never initiated any other surrender ever since.
“I felt betrayed by then PM Chandra Shekhar after 21 Khalisatni militants I arranged to surrender were killed. Never spoke to him after that,” Singh tweeted immediately after the programme from his verified twitter handle. Singh also stuck to his stand on the Khalisatni supporters in Canadian government, saying that the Justin Trudeau dispensation has several Khalisatni supporters.
Earlier Amarinder Singh had refused to meet Canadian Defence Minister of Indian-origin Harjit Singh Sajjan accusing him and other ministers of Punjab origin in the government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of links to radical elements demanding a separate Sikh state of Khalistan.
No minister or senior officer of the Punjab government either went to welcome Sajjan or even accompany him during the visit.
“These people have ruined my land. They want to destroy Punjab. I know that the Canadian government has Khalistani supporters,” he said at the book launch.
The Punjab CM was in a conversation with Suhel Seth and his biography has been written by Khushwant Singh, not to be confused with the late writer of the much acclaimed 1956 historical novel “Train to Pakistan”.
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