Lashing out at SAD president Sukhbir Badal, PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar on Sunday questioned the necessity of dispersing anti-sacrilege protesters using police force in 2015.
He claimed that former CM Parkash Singh Badal had been shielding his son by taking the onus on himself, whereas it was Sukhbir who had ordered firing at Behbal Kalan protesters, while they were reciting prayers.
“All that was done to facilitate screening of the dera head’s film in the state. The dera chief was granted pardon despite objection by the then SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar. Sukhbir had failed not only as Home Minister, but also as the head of a Panthic party,” he said, adding that the SIT would do its bit in a time-bound manner and the guilty would face action.
Meanwhile, Jakhar hailed Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for initiating a move for opening corridor to historic gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib. He said: “Sidhu took the first move by writing to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. We will also ask CM Capt Amarinder Singh to take us to PM so that we could request him to initiate steps in this direction,” he said.