Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a big attack on Congress and accused it of rewarding the perpetrators of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Addressing a public rally in Punjab's Gurdaspur, PM Modi took a dig at Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and said the Congress has made such a person the CM of a state who was involved in Sikh riots. The country wants Congress leaders punished for Sikh riots, the PM said.
"Jinka itihaas hazaron Sikh bhai behno ko berahmi se hatya ka ho aur jo aaj bhi dango ke aaropiyon ko mukhyamantri pad ka puruskar de rahe hain, un logon se Punjab samet desh vasiyon ko satark rehne ki zarurat hai. (The people of Punjab and country need to be alert of people who have blood of thousands of Sikhs on their hands. Such people are being rewarded with CM post)," PM Modi said.
Referring to former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, who was convicted and jailed for his involvement in Sikh riots, PM Modi, without naming the Gandhi family, said that one family wad had been protecting accused for years but the NDA government formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the case.
"Ek parivaar ke ishaare par jin jin aaropiyon ko 'sajjan' bata kar file daba di gayi, NDA sarkar ne unko bahar nikala, SIT ka gathan kiya aur parinaam sabke saamne hai (The NDA government formed SIT and the result is there for everyone to see. One family had been protecting people accused people for years)," PM Modi said.
Referring to Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's Pakistan visit, PM Modi said that Congress was using Kartarpur corridor to fulfill their political ambitions.
"Just for their politics, Congress leaders gave a chance to Pakistan, it is surprising that these Congress leaders did not even pay heed to their own Punjab CM," the PM said.