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Badal attacks Congress for giving 'key roles' to Sajjan, Tytler

PTI 05 Nov 2014, 22:14:52 PM IST

Maluka: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today alleged here that Congress has given “key roles” to 1984 riots accused Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler in the upcoming Delhi polls, a charge rubbished by the Congress as “rumours”.

“It is ironical that instead of punishing these leaders for the crime Congress is honoring them for their misdeeds,”

Badal said. “By giving key postings to Sajjan and Tytler the Congress party has rubbed salt into the wounds of the Sikhs, for which the entire community will teach a befitting lesson to the party in the coming Delhi polls,” the chief minister said.

Badal said,”this has vindicated the stand of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) that Congress is shielding the perpetrators of 1984 carnage.”

Congress leader Manu Singhvi dismissed as “absolutely rubbish” speculation that the party has constituted a committee for Delhi polls in which the two controversial leaders, Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler, have been accommodated.

“These kind of rumours are absolutely rubbish. There is no committee, no  meeting.
It is time media should also exercise restraint and get their information checked from the most authentic of sources in the party,” he said.

AICC General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed, who is in-charge of party affairs in Delhi, also spoke in similar vein.

He said that the party would constitute the relevant committees only after the announcement of the poll schedule.