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Amarinder Singh hits back at Modi for politicising Jallianwala tragedy
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of playing "dirty politics" after the latter claimed that the Congress leader skipped an official event marking the Jallianwala Bagh massacre's centenary as he was busy in "Congress parivar's bhakti".
Amarinder Singh alleged that the central government had deliberately chosen to hold a "parallel event" instead of supporting the initiatives and programmes of the state government. Singh claimed in a statement that he had personally approached the prime minister several times over the last two years to seek support for ensuring that the occasion is commemorated in a befitting manner but the Centre had failed to respond suitably.
"Instead, the Modi government decided to hold its own event, quite evidently to score political brownie points in the backdrop of the Lok Sabha elections," he alleged. "This was truly shocking considering that the prime minister is the chairman of the Jallianwala Bagh Trust," Singh said.