TORONTO, Canada—Ignoring the controversial remark of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the Defence Minister of Canada S. Harjit Singh Sajjan has said that it’s not worthwhile to respond to such comments.
He has said that he will pay obeisance at the sanctum sanctorum Sri Harmandir Sahib on April 20 as a common Sikh and doesn’t have any desire to respond to comments by Captain Amarinder Singh when he will be at Darbar Sahib.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had said that he won’t attend the Canadian Defence Minister as he was a ‘Khalistan Sympathizer’. Captain’s statement had drawn sharp flak of Sikh masses as well as his political rivals.
Meanwhile, the senior leader of Shiromani Akali Dal Virsa Singh Valtoha has said that Captain Amarinder Singh was forgetting his duties as a Chief Minister of Punjab. He questioned Captain Amarinder Singh to clear his stance on his brother in law, S. Simranjit Singh Mann, who is a staunch Khalistani supporter.
Other senior Akali leaders including Sukhdev Dhindsa, Balwinder Bhoondarh and Prem Chandimajra have said that the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was speaking against S. Harjit Singh Sajjan at the behest of his party supremo Sonia Gandhi. They have said that the main reason behind it was the recognition of Sikh massacre committed by Congress led Hindu mobs in 1984 as a ‘genocide’ by the Ontario assembly.Sikh24 Editors can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org