Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Badal has asked the Congress President Rahul Gandhi to drive 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused Jagdish Tytler and newly appointed CM of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath out of the party before they are sentenced by the courts like Sajjan Kumar.
Badal was addressing a press conference after a meeting of the core committee of the party. He asked Rahul Gandhi to clarify why he tried to mislead people by claiming that no Congress leader was involved in the 1984 riots. “Will he take action against these Congress leaders for the killings of thousands of innocent Sikhs or wait for them to be sentenced by courts before taking action against them?” Badal questioned.
“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,” he added.
Badal said that Election Commission should take action against Congress Party. “This is a fit case for de-recognising the Congress,” Badal said. He said that his party will continue to fight on the part of 3,000 thousand 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.
He thanked PM Modi for agreeing to their request of reopening the files related to the anti-Sikh riots and the judiciary for a timely decision. Badal announced witnesses Jagdish Kaur, Nirpreet Kaur and Jagseer Singh along with Senior Advocates H S Phoolka, R S Cheema and Gurbaksh Singh and their respective teams will be honoured on Dec 26 by Takth Jathedar Singh Sahib Gaini Harpreet Singh.
Badal attacked the Congress saying that the party murdered the democracy by directing officials according to the whims and fancies of their leaders. He said that the State Election Commission was failing in its responsibility to hold fair and free elections.