Chandigarh: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday asked the Aam Aadmi Party and its leaders to stop acting as the spokespersons of Khalistan and its supporters. “When the Canadian MPs and the ministers do not have any objection to what I said, what makes you act as their spokespersons?” he asked the AAP leaders, while adding, “or is it because you have to show your loyalty towards them lest the flow of the funds stops for you?” “I am surprised over the pain and hurt caused to you for my saying that some of the ministers in the Canadian government are Khalistan supporters, which they actually are as they have been openly supporting Khalistan”, Capt Amarinder said, while reacting to the statements of Kanwar Sandhu and Sukhpal Khaira made during a press conference today.
The PPCC president reiterated that some of the Canadian MPs and ministers had openly supported Khalistan at some point of time or were still supporting it. He reminded Sandhu and Khaira, that some of them had even signed petitions denouncing India and had also indulged in anti-India protests and propaganda in Canada. At the same time, he clarified, he had said, only some of the MPs and ministers of Indian origin and not all of them had Khalistani leanings. “While whole of Punjabi Indian diaspora in Canada knows it too well, only our neo-converts to AAP back home, like Sandhu and Khaira, are trying to take a contrary view for the reasons best known to them”, he observed. He reiterating that his Canadian visit was scuttled by Sikhs for Justice and helped by the anti-India elements in the Canadian government.
. ‘Give proof or tender apology’
Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has criticised Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh for his insulting remarks against Punjab-based four Canadian Cabinet ministers, who he claimed deliberately scuttled his campaign in Canada on the directions of Sikh hardliners. Addressing a joint press conference here AAP spokesman Sukhpal Singh Khaira, Punjab dialogue head Kanwar Sandhu, legal cell head Himmat Singh Shergill and trade and industry head Aman Arora, said Amarinder should either produce evidence or tender and unconditional apology to the Punjabi NRIs living in North America.
Sandhu said Amarinder in an interview to a national news channel said that he was deliberately not allowed to campaign in Canada on the directions of Punjabi Canadian ministers backed by Sikh hardliners. “Amarinder’s remarks against the Punjabi Canadian ministers were not only malicious but completely baseless only to save his own skin,” said Sandhu.DP
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