Why did you burn the Constitution of India? Capt Amarinder asks Mr Badal
CHANDIGARH, January 23: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Capt Amarinder Singh today asked the Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal as why did he burn the copies of the Constitution of India in New Delhi in May 1984 and whether he had any regrets about that and what is the guarantee that he doesn’t do it again if it suits and serves his vested political interests particularly after losing power.
In his fourth question to Mr Badal today, Capt Amarinder asked him does his conscience not haunt him when he swears in the name of the Constitution of India whenever and wherever he is required to. He pointed out, it was no ordinary act and when Mr Badal set fire to the copies of the Constitution of India in May 1984 he had already been Chief Minister of Punjab twice.
“It was provocative acts like these that misled thousands of innocent youth in Punjab and that ultimately led to bloodshed across the state and a dark decade”, he told Mr Badal, while asking him that he could still apologise to the nation for the sacrilege of burning the Constitution. He said, Mr Badal also owed an apology to the parents and relatives of all those people who lost their lives during those dark days of terror in Punjab.