Bluestar: Sukhbir Singh Badal seeks UK communication details

Mansa: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the British government should not only tender an unconditional apology for "secretly assisting" India in the launch of Operation Bluestar, but also reveal details of communication between both the governments on the issue.

 Bluestar: Sukhbir Singh Badal seeks UK communication details

Sukhbir SIngh Badal. AFP image

Expressing shock over the revelations of conversations between the British and then Indira Gandhi government, Sukhbir alleged that "the Congress government in connivance with its foreign counterpart conducted an attack on the sacred shrine of Sikhs, which exposed its intentions and deliberations towards Punjab".

Talking to reporters here, he alleged that the operation was a well-planned exercise of the Congress government and the disclosure of more details could bring the truth "behind this gravest operation against Sikhs".

SAD's Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal, meanwhile, sought a high-level probe into the entire issue. She said the SAD MPs would move an adjournment motion in both Houses of Parliament tomorrow "against the attitude adopted by Congress against Punjab" and demanding a probe into the entire issue.

Reiterating his party's commitment to get justice for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims, Sukhbir said SAD would fight continuously until delivery of justice "despite the hurdles being created by the Congress government at the Centre".
"We will continue our fight against the culprits and accused responsible for the massacre of Sikhs in 1984 till our last breath," he said.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had yesterday sought an unconditional apology from the British government for what he said "secretly assisting" India in the launch of Operation Bluestar in 1984.

Both the then governments were equally guilty of the "unpardonable act of attacking the most revered Sikh shrine,
the Golden Temple", he had said.

PTI

Updated Date: Feb 06, 2014 22:12:02 IST