Sukhbir Badal asks Rahul Gandhi why he is not expelling Jagdish Tytler or removing Kamal Nath as CM of Madhya Pradesh
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today asked Congress president Rahul Gandhi to tell the people whether he will expel Jagdish Tytler from the Congress and remove Kamal Nath from the post of chief minister of Madhya Pradesh or wait for them to be sentenced by courts before taking action against them.
Addressing a press conference here following a meeting of the party’s core committee which was presided over by him, Mr Sukhbir Badal said Rahul should explain his silence and also clarify why he tried to mislead the people a few months back by claiming that no Congress leader was involved in the 1984 Sikh massacres. The SAD president said “it seems Rahul is afraid to take action against the genocide perpetrators because he feels that if he does this they will spill the beans and give details about how his father and former PM Rajiv Gandhi supervised the mass murder of Sikhs on the streets of Delhi”.
The SAD president said with the Delhi high court holding that Sajjan Kumar had escaped the law for 34 years due to political patronage being provided to him, the Election Commission must step in and take action against the Congress party. “This is a fit case for derecognization of the Congress”.
Mr Badal said the SAD on its part would continue its fight to get justice for all 3,000 victims of the Congress sponsored genocide. “We will take up each and every case and take it to its logical conclusion and ensure that all Congressmen responsible for this barbarism are brought to justice and hanged for their crimes against humanity”. He said earlier also the SAD had played a major role in parliament to expose the Congress government which had manipulated the Action Taken Report following the naming of Jagdish Tytler in the Nanavati Commission report. He said even in 2014 the SAD and S Parkash Singh Badal had requested PM Narendra Modi to reopen all cases pertaining to the 1984 massacres which had been closed by the Congress. “We are thankful to Modi ji for acceded to our request which has already led to two convictions”. He also thanked the judiciary and the swiftness in delivery of justice in one year after the cases were reopened.
Meanwhile the core committee today lauded the bravery of the witnesses who did not succumb to pressure from Congress goons and doggedly pursued the cause of justice against Sajjan Kumar and other Congress goons. SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal suggested that the witnesses as well as the lawyers associated with the cases be felicitated at Sri Akal Takth. The SGPC president later announced that the witnesses Jagdish Kaur, Nirpreet Kaur and Jagseer Singh as well as senior advocates H S Phoolka, R S Cheema and Gurbaksh Singh and their respective teams would be honoured at Sri Akal Takth on December 26 by Takth Jathedar Singh Sahib Gaini Harpreet Singh ji.
The core committee also passed a resolution condemning the Congress government for vitiating the atmosphere in the State prior to the panchayat elections by resorting to large scale irregularities. It said the Congress government had murdered democracy by directing officials to function as per whims and fancies of party legislators and leaders. It said though the SAD was not contesting the panchayat elections on the party symbol, party workers aligned with it were not allowed to enter government offices to file their nominations and were not being given no due certificates. It also noted that the State Election Commission (SEC) was failing in its responsibility to hold free and fair elections.
Others present in the core committee meeting included Charanjit Singh Atwal, Prem Singh Chandumajra, Hari Singh Zira, Gulzar Singh Ranike, Bibi Jagir Kaur , Bikram Singh Majithia, Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Surjit Singh Rakhra, Baldev Singh Mann and Harcharan Bains.