Harsimrat asks Sonia Gandhi to sack MP CM immediately

Harsimrat asks Sonia Gandhi to sack MP CM immediately

Chandigarh: Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday asked Congress president Sonia Gandhi to sack Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath immediately, asserting the party should end its policy of shielding the perpetrators of the 1984 genocide. In a statement here, Ms Badal said it was shocking that Ms Gandhi had opted to remain silent after the Special Investigation Team decided to reopen a case, involving killing of two Sikhs in Gurdwara Rakabganj of Delhi, in which the MP CM was accused of leading the mob. 'The silence of the Congress President, as well as the entire Congress party, is in line with the continuous shelter and even rewards given to the 1984 massacre culprits by the party. It seems Ms Gandhi is also bent on following the same line of protecting the culprits, as taken by her son Rahul Gandhi earlier. 'She has chosen to stand with Mr Nath, who is accused of leading a mob, which attacked Gurdwara Rakabganj by two independent witnesses, instead of listening to the voice of the Sikh community, which has been fighting for justice in the case, for 35 years,' he added. Ms Badal said the party had adopted a policy to protect and shelter its leaders, who had led mobs, which ransacked Sikh properties and Gurudwaras and indulged in gruesome killings in 1984, after former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi justified the killings, saying 'Jab ek bada ped girta hai, to dharti hilti hai'. She said Rajiv's son Rahul Gandhi continued this policy as Congress President, by stonewalling the truth and stating that no Congress leader was involved in the mass killings of Sikhs in 1984. 'Now, Sonia Gandhi is continuing with this policy by extending her full support and patronage to Kamal Nath,' she added.


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