The blame-game over such emotive issue is roaring in Punjab as the election approaches near. The anti-Sikh riot has become a twitting point for all the political parties in the state.
Recently, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) accused the Congress and the National Democratic Alliance govt., of trying to save the key accused in the riots. The AAP leaders even staged a one-day hunger strike to seek the support for 1984 riots affected families.
It seems the over dramatic AAP forgets it was their leader H.S Phoolka who failed to bring justice in the 1984 riots. Over three decades been passed, and no verdict or punishment announced yet. It was alleged that Phoolka is hand-in-glove with those Congress leaders who are guilty in the same. To meet his selfish monetary desires, he used the opportunity to gain undue popularity and fame.
AAP has been slammed for raking up the riots issue at the critical time of elections. It has chosen the election time to raise the issue deliberately with an evident intent of cashing in political gains.
On the other hand, Congress the perpetrator of the terrible 1984 carnage, always indulged itself in ‘anti-Punjabi’ politics. It is playing with the emotions of Punjab and Punjabis since long.
No true Punjabi can ever forget and forgive the injuries given during Operation Blue Star and the thousands killings of innocent in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
It is an appeal to all the political parties to stop being callous and politicking on such sensitive issue.