After Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a reported sting operation allegedly admitting that he was instrumental in killing more than 100 Sikhs in the 1984 genocide, Punjab BJP President and Union Social Justice Minister Vijay Sampla asked Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to reconsider his stay in the Congress.
“Capt Amarinder Singh had quit the Congress in the wake of Operation Bluestar and the 1984 genocide showing hurt sentiments,” Sampla said.
“Now, with Tytler admitting to his involvement in the pogrom against Sikhs, it is up to Amarinder to take a call on his continuance in the Congress,” he said.
“He has to prove that his sentiments towards Sikhs have the same fervour,” Sampla added.
“This is ample proof that Tytler and his Congress leadership were involved in the crime. This belies Capt Singh’s claim that Tytler was not close to Rajiv Gandhi,” Sampla said.
Sampla demanded withdrawal of the Bharat Ratna given to Gandhi and removal of his name from all schemes as the evidence of his involvement in a communal crime surfaced.
He said a BJP delegation led by him would soon meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in this regard.