Punjab BJP vice-president Harjit Singh Grewal today hit out at former state CM and Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh for his comments on the 1984 anti-sikh riots. Grewal stated that by claiming that the Sikh brotherhood will not accept Congress due to the ’84 carnage, Capt. Amarinder had accepted the bitter truth.Stating that the Congress is anti-Sikh, Sardar Grewal said, “The Congress had meticulously planned and executed the killings of thousands of innocent Sikhs in Delhi in 1984. Even the holy Shri Akal Takht was not spared by the Congress. The Sikh brotherhood is well aware of Congress’ doings”.Harjit Singh Grewal further stated, “Besides building the Virasat-e-Khalsa, Chappad Chiri and Ghallugharas, the Akali-BJP coalition government in the state was also coming up with a monument for Bhagwan Valmiki in Ramtirath and one to commemorate the war of independence.
Teerth Yatras to holy places have been conducted for the holy arms and sangat of Guru Sahib. Beautification of Sri Darbar Sahib complex in Amritsar has been carried out and its access has been made easy by building a bigger flyover. In addition to it, the BJP-Akali combine has been running various welfare schemes which are benefiting the common man”.Lambasting AAP, Grewal said, “The Aam Aadmi Party stands exposed after the way its manifesto carried its symbol- the broom- juxtaposed over the picture of Shri Darbar Sahib. Not only this, AAP hurt the religious sentiments of the Sikhs by comparing its manifesto to the holy Shri Guru Granth Sahib and even correlated the Panj Pyaras to their leaders. The way AAP leaders sought apology, it mocked the Sikh Panth. They preferred clicking pictures to doling out service. Both the Congress and AAP can go to any extent for the sake of votes”.