Chandigarh:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s refusal to meet Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan is part of a “political conspiracy” hatched by the Congress high command under a “tit for tat” policy, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged on Sunday.
“As we are aware, the Ontario state assembly of Canada had recently passed a resolution terming the 1984 anti Sikh riots as Sikh genocide and state sponsored annihilation of the Sikhs,” Punjab AAP Chief Whip Sukhpal Singh Khaira said.
He said this is something which is completely unacceptable to the Congress high command, as it puts the party in an “untenable position”.
“It is common knowledge that the Congress has been on the back foot for the last more than 32 years for its nefarious role in the killings of thousands of Sikhs in Delhi and across India in the aftermath of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination in 1984,” Khaira said.
“The denial of justice to the families of 1984 victims for the last more than three decades is not only a blot on the Indian democracy and its judiciary but it continuously haunts the Congress and its tainted leaders responsible for the genocide,” he said.
Therefore, in order to settle scores with the Canadian government for passing the Sikh genocide resolution, the Congress high command has “directed” Amarinder to oppose Sajjan on “flimsy grounds” by calling him a Khalistani sympathiser, the AAP leader said.
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