The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said new revelations proved that Punjab Congress leaders had participated and supported the so called Sarbat Khalsa of November 10 despite knowing that it was a Khalistani stage.In a statement here, senior SAD leader Maheshinder Singh Grewal said the statement by SAD (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann that all leaders attending the Sarbat Khalsa knew that it was a Khalistani stage had exposed the lies of Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa. He said Bajwa had been claiming all along that Congress leaders Ramanjit Sikki and Inderjit Zira did not know the intentions of the organizers and that the resolutions had taken them by surprise.The SAD leader said it was now apparent that the organizers of the November 10 gathering had discussed the resolutions with the Congress leaders. He said this had also become clear from tapes on the social media in which both Lalli Majithia and Harminder Gill even gave advice to the organizers on the resolutions which should be adopted. “An interview of Mr Simranjit Singh Mann has made it clear that one of the organizers of the congregation – Satnam Singh Manawa, with whom both Congress leaders conversed on the issue of resolutions, was a neighbor of Harminder Gill”.
Asking Punjab Congress president Partap Bajwa whether he would continue to lie that the Congress leaders did not talk with the November 10 gathering organizers, the SAD leader said “your game is up. It has now been conclusively proven that Congress leaders not only master minded the so called Sarbat Khalsa, but that they were also hand in glove with the organizers in adopting a resolution which called for separatism”.Urging Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to take note of the fresh evidence, Mr Grewal said if the Congress leader did not react even now and did not expel all those who were part of the separatist show, it would be proven that the Congress had deliberately indulged in an anti national activity. He however said this would not be the first time the party to do such a thing. “Earlier also the Congress supported radical groups to weaken the main line akalis which heralded an era of extremism in Punjab”, he added.