New Delhi, Sep 27: A Congress MP from Punjab has accused BJP of adopting double standards and political opportunism on the Devinderpal Singh Bhullar issue. Gurdaspur MP Partap Singh Bajwa also rejected Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's proposal of an Assembly resolution seeking mercy for Bhullar.
“Life imprisonment for Bhullar is only proper, bearing in mind that there was a split verdict in the Supreme Court on the question of his guilt. He has already been in jail for 17 years and has awaited capital punishment for eight years. On humanitarian grounds, capital punishment awarded to him should be commuted to life imprisonment,” he said. The MP accused the SAD-BJP regime in Punjab of changing its stand on the issue.
“In 2008, to protect one of their trusted officers, the SAD-BJP government stated before the Supreme Court that Bhullar was a hardened terrorist. Now, they want to move a resolution seeking clemency for him. This is a farce and a mere political stunt.”
“If BJP does not subscribe to views of the government that it is a part of, it should have the political courage and conviction to walk out of the alliance,” Bhullar said. PTI