Chandigarh, Dec 19 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday asked Congress President Rahul Gandhi to expel Jagdish Tytler from the party and remove Kamal Nath from the post of chief minister of Madhya Pradesh as their names figured in cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
“Will he take action against these Congress leaders for the killings of thousands of innocent Sikhs or wait for them to be sentenced by courts before taking action against them?” Badal asked while talking to the media.
Addressing a press conference following a meeting of the party’s core committee presided over by him, Badal said Rahul should explain his silence and also clarify why he tried to mislead the people a few months back by claiming that no Congress leader was involved in the 1984 Sikh massacres.
“It seems Rahul is afraid to take action against the genocide perpetrators because he feels that if he does this, they will spill the beans and give details about how his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi supervised the mass murder of Sikhs on the streets of Delhi,” he said.
“The SAD president said with the Delhi High Court holding Congress leader and former MP Sajjan Kumar guilty for the killing of Sikhs in Delhi in 1984, the Election Commission must step in and take action against the Congress party.
“This is a fit case for derecognization of the Congress. Sajjan Kumar escaped the law for 34 years due to political patronage being provided to him by the Congress,” Badal said.
He said the SAD would continue its fight to get justice for all 3,000 victims of the Congress-sponsored genocide.
“We will take up each and every case and take it to its logical conclusion and ensure that all Congressmen responsible for this barbarism are brought to justice and hanged for their crimes against humanity,” he said.