JALANDHAR, Punjab—SAD (Amritsar), the Sikh nationalist political party in Punjab, announced on November 11 that they will protest Narendra Modi with black flags during his address at the SAD (Badal)-BJP rally slated on November 21 at Moga stating that Modi is the mastermind behind communal violence in Gujarat.
Party President S. Simranjit Singh Mann, along with senior party leaders, made this announcement in a press conference held in Punjab Press Club Jalandhar.
Talking to the media, Mann said, “Modi is main accused of Muslim Genocide 2002 and the forced displacement of 60,000 Sikh farmers. Such a politician could never be accepted by the people as Prime minister.”
He said that all regional parties have broken their ties with the right-wing BJP, but it is a matter of despair that Parkash Badal and his party are still joining hands with the Hindu fundamentalist outfit.
Denying the claim by Modi’s supporters that he created development in Gujarat, he said, “In the matter of elections, growth is not the issue. Every dictator stresses on developmental work, but he cannot be recognized on this ground. The culprit of committing grave atrocities on minorities cannot be supported on the ground that he walks on a progressive track economically.”
Narendra Modi is a Hindutva face in Indian politics and a prime ministerial candidate for the right-wing Hindu nationalist party, BJP, the political wing of the RSS, a Hindu terrorist organization. The sole agenda of RSS is to damage the separate identity of minority communities such as Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jains and Muslims. The right-wing Hindu organization is considered anti-communal, anti-minority, and committed to form a polity based on Hindu ethos in which minority communities would not be given any space.