SAD to meet President on Sajjan’s acquittal today

 Bathinda, Punjab: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal today said they would impress upon President Pranab Mukherjee to form a special investigation team (SIT) to re-investigate the role of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, acquitted recently in a 1984 Sikh genocide case.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his deputy Sukhbir Badal would be leading a delegation of SAD-BJP coalition MLAs and MPs to meet the President in Delhi tomorrow.

“Surely someone was behind the attack that killed over 3,000 Sikhs in the capital. For, Delhi was not hit by any calamity,” Sukhbir said in a sarcastic remark targeted at the Congress.

“Nevertheless, we will fight for justice till it is done. We will seek the President’s intervention for forming a SIT under the supervision of the Chief Justice of India,” he said. The Deputy Chief Minister was here to attend the 290th birth anniversary function of Maharaja Jassa Singh Ramgarhia. While paying tributes to the legendary warrior, he assured the Ramgarhia community that the government was committed for its welfare.

“We should propagate the legacy of Ramgarhia who fought the Mughals valiantly to safeguard the moral and ethical values of humanity based on the tenets of Sikhism,” he said.

Hitting out at the UPA government, he alleged that in the country’s history never had the central cabinet comprised so many “tainted” ministers.

Sukhbir also dared the Congress leadership to put up a fight so that it was not against a “one-sided affair in the zila parishad and block samiti elections”.

“In fact, it will be a litmus test for (Punjab Congress chief) Partap Bajwa and test his political acumen and popularity at the grassroots level,” he said.

Source: The Tribune

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