Chandigarh, Apr 5 UNI | 4 months ago

Taking a dig at the Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, for ''preaching'' communal harmony and secularism to him, former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today remarked, ''It is a classic example of devil quoting scriptures.''

Reacting to Sukhbir's charges, at a rally in Amritsar, that he was playing communal card, Capt Amarinder retorted, ''If I am playing communal card let you prove your secular credentials by condemning the killing of thousands of innocent people during militancy in Punjab.''

He reminded Sukhbir that while he was relishing and enjoying his life in the foreign countries his father and the current Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was presiding over a tragedy he had scripted for his own benefit in the state.

He told Sukhbir to ask his father (Parkash), as why he attended the ''bhog'' ceremonies of the slain militants but never bothered to express sympathies to the militancy victims leave aside visiting their families. ''And now you are talking and preaching communal harmony to me?'' he remarked, he added.

(Posted on 05-04-2014)