Chandigarh : The Shiromani Akali Dal today asked Congress President Sonia Gandhi and senior leader Rahul Gandhi to tell people of the country whether they agreed with the anti-India propaganda of Punjab Pradesh Congress President Navjot Sidhu’s office and demanded registration of a case of treason against him and his team.
Addressing a press conference here, senior SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia said “it’s shocking to see that on a day when India was celebrating its Independence day, statements against the nation were being issued from the PPCC office”. He said it was shocking that the PCC President’s office was maintaining that Kashmir was a country of Kashmiris, that India had annexed part of it by force and that Kashmiris were not part of India.
Mr Majithia said it appeared that these kind of statements from the PPCC office were emerging only because of the close association of the PPCC President with Pak Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa. “It seems the PPCC office is implementing Gen Bajwa’s agenda with regards to India particularly Kashmir”. He said the PPCC office had said that India had violated the UN resolution and divided Kashmir which amounted to questioning the very existence and boundry of India.
The SAD leader said on the one hand India maintained that the territory of Kashmir under illegal occupation of Pakistan belonged to it but the PPCC office was claiming otherwise. He said that it was most shameful to see that these actions had come at a time of Independence day of India and were a direct attack on sacrifices made by Indian soldiers, particularly Punjabis.
Mr Majithia said the PCC President’s office also seemed to be working in conjunction with the Prime Minister of Pakistan. He said immediately after Pak Prime Minister Imran justified actions of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the very next day the PPCC office justified the capture of Afghanistan by Taliban.
Asking Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh that only lip service would not work, Mr.Majithia said if Capt Amarinder Singh was not in agreement with the PPCC President’s office statements then he should order registration of cases against PPCC President and his team. He said that if Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi also differed with Sidhu and his team they should immediately remove him from his post without any delay.
Mr Majithia said that it was also shocking to see that the PPCC office was working against the martyrs of the country and had become an instrument in the hands of anti-India forces, particularly Pakistan. “We as Indians have always celebrated Independence Day with great enthusiasm but it is shameful to see that the PCC President’s office was not only trying to belittle Independence but was also working as per the agenda of the enemy nation.
YAD President Parmbans Singh Romana and senior SAD leader Vardev Singh Mann were also present on the occasion.