Chandigarh December 5 – Shiromani Akali Dal Secretary General Mr. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa today asked the former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to come clean on his links with some Pakistani nationals known for their proximity to the ISI. He also asked Captain Singh to break his silence over the recent inhuman acts of terrorism in Mumbai by Pak-based desperadoes.
"It has become necessary to look closely into Amarinder’s fondness for these Pak nationals in the light o his continuing silence on the terror strikes in Mumbai. To this day, Amarinder has not uttered one word to condemn this outrageous assault on the country’s sovereignty, unity and integrity by elements operating from within Pakistan. It is strange that while the entire international community had spoken in one voice against this beastly act, Amarinder remained adamant in his silence in order to appease his Pakistani friends," said Mr. Dhindsa in a statement released here.
The Akali leader also reiterated the demand for a high level probe into serious irregularities committed during the previous regime, including the infamous sand scandal. "Amarinder had been leveling irresponsible allegations against a nationally respected leader like Mr. Parkash Singh Badal and all that was a ploy to divert people’s attention from the massive corruption taking place in his regime. The time has now come to order a full scale inquiry into all his misdeeds," said Mr. Dhindsa.
Observing that Amarinder had always embarrassed the country through his acts, Mr. Dhindsa recalled that the former Chief Minister had proudly got himself photographed in front of a banner carrying a Khalistan slogan in Canada. He never even once dissociated himself from that act nor did he even think it necessary to call it an inadvertent act. "But his closeness with some Pakistani nationals of dubious background is even more worrying. What is even worse is the audacity with which he makes a public display of his love for these elements," said that Akali Secretary General.
Mr. Dhindsa said that even the Pakistani media had spoken about the ISI background of one Amarinder’s friends and it is surprising the that the Government of India had not taken cognizance of this fact. "The Congress party has made him the campaign in charge, and that should make it mandatory for him to speak out his mind both about that acts of terror in Mumbai and the antecedents of his friends. It is the moral responsibility of the Congress High Command to clear the mist on the subject," said the Akali leader. He said that Amarinder had thrown all ethics to the winds by publicly maintaining a controversial relationship with a Pakistani lady, but he could not be allowed to trifle with national security.