CHANDIGARH: AAP and SAD on Monday tore into Congress for appointing Kamal Nath as the party’s general secretary in-charge of Punjab with Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal terming it as “the ultimate insult to Sikhs”.
“It is an unbelievable brazen act of insensitivity towards Sikhs and crass and vulgar disregard of national opinion on the guilty of the massacre of thousands of innocent Sikh children, men and women by Congress goons in November 1984. I just cannot believe a political party can be so brutally insensitive to the sentiments of Sikhs,” Badal said. “I am shocked that the Congress high command is going to these heights to rub salt into Sikh wounds while at the same time enacting the drama of putting up a show of prime ministerial repentance over its sins. Are these signs of genuine repentance or adding fresh insult to old wounds?” he said.
Hitting out at Congress, H S Phoolka, an advocate fighting for the victims of the 1984 riots, said by appointing Nath as the Congress in-charge of Punjab, the party has tried to rub salt into wounds of the victims.
“…On November 2, 1984 a national daily reported that Kamal Nath was leading the mob which attacked Rakabganj Sahib. On November 3, another national daily reported the same,” he said, adding that through this appointment, Congress has conveyed that the party does not care about the sentiments of the victims.
“All that Congress cares is about the people having lots of money and muscle power,” he said.