“Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener leaves no opportunity to gain political mileage out of 1984 anti-Sikh riots. While on one hand, he was seen distributing compensatory cheques to riot victims, on other side he has been siding with main culprit Jagdish Tytler. Realizing his true colors, voters of Punjab now once and for all, want to end his dirty politics on religion.”
Kejriwal’s double standard exposed
To score political points ahead of assembly polls in Punjab, Kejriwal decided to award a compensation of Rs five lakh to riot victims. Highly politicized move, Delhi government drew flak on distributing a compensation of meager five lakh after 31 years of carnage. AAP not only failed to garner sympathy of Sikh voters but their intentions of playing politics on religious grounds became evident as it is now clear that AAP is hand in glove with Congress.
Missing file of SIT
One of the pre-poll promises of AAP was to put behind bar the culprits of anti-Sikh riots. They showed commitment to initiate probe on Sikh carnage and set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by government in last February after coming to power. It later proved farce as it was reported in media in January 2016 that the file meant to constituent SIT was missing and Delhi government had no clue about that.
Kejriwal faces public ire
All of Kejriwal’s political moves on anti Sikh riot case proved wrong. All his moves with eye on Punjab polls fell flat, as it has become clear he has been playing dirty politics on religious grounds.
Arvind Kejriwal faced public ire during his Punjab visit. Hundreds of riot victims including women and children staged a protest against him in Ludhiana where he was busy selling dreams to industrialists of the city.
Riot victims staged a protest demanding Kejriwal to go back and they don’t even want him to enter Punjab again. As reported in the Hindustan times, one of the riot victims, Sukhjit Kaur said, “I want to remind my sisters in Delhi that Kejriwal is responsible for our losses as we lost our siblings and parents in the riots. He has no right to enter Punjab.”