Akalis ask Amarinder "Do you jusify Bluestar?"
The Shiromani Akali Dal today asked the local Congress candidate for Lok Sabha Captain Amarinder Singh to "categorically" state his revised opinion of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and the assault on Harmdar Sahib in June 1984.
"It has become necessary for the people to know Captain Singh's stand because he has shocked everyone by his defense of Mrs. Indira Gandhi's White Paper on Operation Bluestar. "Can you condemn Bluestar and praise the White Paper that justifies it?" asked said the SAD General Secretary and party's Principal Media Spokesperson Bains here today.
"The White Paper completely justifies the demolition of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib and other atrocities committed during the army assault. It denies any damage to the holy structures, including Harmandar Sahib and Sri Akal Takhat Sahib. The Paper puts the entire blame for this tragedy on the Sikh community and even paints them as separatists," said Bains
"We all know Captain Sahib resigned seemingly in protest against this brutal assault. Therefore, his justification of the version of Mrs Gandhi is shocking and hard to digest," said Bains.
(Posted on 04-04-2014)