“Amarinder running with the hare and hunting with the hounds on Khalistan “- SAD

“Will the real Amarinder please stand up?” Dr Cheema

“Khalistan no issue for the Sikhs”: SAD

Chandigarh July 11-  Shiromani Akali Dal today accused the Punjab

Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh of indulging in double-speak

and duplicity of conduct on the issue of Khalistan and the so-called

Referendum 20-20, and asked the CM to come clean on his stand on the

handful of fringe elements who promote separatist ideologies in

Punjab.” It is strange that on the one hand the Chief Minister dines

and parties with elements like Baljit Singh Daduwal and Dhian Singh

Mand and several others who openly support Khalistan and even visits

Khalistani strongholds overseas, such as the  Gurdwara at Dixie, while

on the other he pretends to don nationalist colours. Will the real

Amarinder please stand up and be counted one way or the other?” asked

the SAD Senior Vice President Dr Daljit Singh Cheema.

 Dr Cheema also reiterated his party’s stand in favour of a genuinely

federal structure in the country with more powers for the states. The

party also advocated the restoration of pride and honour of the brave

and patriotic Sikh community and the removal of their totally genuine

and legitimate grievances. We are the sword-arm of the country and all

we want is our honour to be restored and our rights to be fully

protected. The SAD has always waged peaceful democratic struggles for

the rights of the Punjabis and the Sikhs. Khalistan is no issue for

the Sikhs ” he said.

 “Amarinder’s hypocritical and duplicitous stand on the issue of a ban

on the so-called “Sikhs For Justice” and his complicity with those who

openly promote the Khalistan ideology are classic examples of how

Captain Singh has all along been running with the hare and hunting

with the hound. He speaks one language for Delhi and another for those

whom he uses to weaken the Shiromani Akali Dal and to keep the  Sikhs

divided. This is an old Congress ploy of mouthing nationalist slogans

while striking secret deals with anti-SAD extremist fringe in order to

grab the Sikh religious institutions for the anti-Sikh Congress

party,” asked   Dr  Cheema in a statement here.

   Dr Cheema was reacting to a statement by the CM welcoming the ban

imposed by the Government of India on the fringe organization Sikhs

for Justice (SFJ) for trying to promote the so-called Referendum

2020.Dr Cheema said that the separatist sentiment and militancy in

Punjab was the direct outcome of the then Congress governments greed

for capturing Sikh shrines and institutions like the SGPC  by fanning

extremist slogans to divide the Sikhs and weaken the SAD. Amarinder

Singh was an important component of those conspiracies. He falls in

the category of the Congress leaders who wear    pro-Sikh masks  to

mislead the gullible masses, whereas they remain integral parts of the

conspiracies to weaken the Panth. These leaders suddenly adopt

nationalist postures to remain in the good books of their true

masters.”

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