Statement of Simranjit Singh Mann, President Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), Quilla S Harnam Singh, P.C 140406.
The Congress party has shown a success in state elections. But like BJP-RSS it has given up secularism and become a Hindu nationalist party like BJP-RSS and has competed for the Hindu vote.
What will be its policies towards the minorities, Dalits and Tribals is not clear?
Mr. Kamal Nath of Madaya Pradesh is a genocidaire who took part in the massacres of Sikhs in 1984 under Rajiv Gandhi’s Union government. It remains to be seen whether Mr. Rahul Gandhi will appoint him as Chief Minister of Madhaya Pradesh. This very appointment of a genocidaire will point towards the future communal policies of the Congress party.
We hope Premier Narinder Modi will stop the daily massacres of Kashmiri Muslims, so called Maoists in Chhattisgarh and so called Naxalites in Maharashtra. These are all the natives and aborigines of Central India. What will be the policies of the Congress party towards these Adivasi’s?
In Punjab, the Congress party under Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has shown misgivings about the opening of the Kartarpur Sahib passage into Pakistan, suspecting the intentions of Islamic Pakistan. This has been done to frighten the Hindus and make them clutch on to the Congress party. Such statements that hurt Sikh sentiments must stop.
The Sikhs want their space in the Indian sub-continent and our party cautions the two ultra-nationalist Hindutva political parties not to tread on our toes.