Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Aam Admi Party (AAP) yesterday tore into the Congress for appointing Kamal Nath as the party’s general secretary, in-charge of Punjab with Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal terming it as ‘the ultimate insult to Sikhs’.

CM Parkash Singh Badal
CM Parkash Singh Badal

Punjab CM says
“It is an unbelievable brazen act of insensitivity towards Sikhs and crass and vulgar disregard of national opinion on the guilty of the massacre of thousands of innocent Sikh children, men and women by Congress goons in November 1984. I just cannot believe a political party can be so brutally insensitive to the sentiments of Sikhs,” Badal said.

AAP slams Congress
Taking a dig at Congress over Kamal Nath’s appointment, the AAP yesterday claimed that the grand old party is rewarding him for his role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

“The Congress is rewarding Kamal Nath for obeying (then Prime Minister) Rajiv Gandhi’s orders during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi,” AAP leader and eminent lawyer HS Phoolka said.

Violence against Sikhs broke out in Delhi after the assassination of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984, by her Sikh bodyguards.