Former CM and Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh Wednesday dropped another gauntlet at CM Parkash Singh Badal, alleging that he was the one who asked the Indian government to go for military action at Golden Temple during a meeting with the then Home Minister P V Narasimha Rao on March 28, 1984.
He claimed Badal held a secret meeting with Rao wherein he sought military action. “You are now in the Punjab people’s court, particularly in that of the Sikhs of Punjab, of our country and abroad. Let them judge you for what you are,” he told Badal.
In an open letter to Badal on Wednesday, Amarinder said, “On March 28, 1984, you had a meeting with Union Home Minister Rao, which was attended by the cabinet secretary, principal secretary to the PM and Union home secretary.
This meeting was held in a guest house in New Delhi… I say that the object of the meeting was to convey to him your concern on the situation in the Darbar Sahib and to ask GOI to take military action.”
Asking Badal to come clean, Amarinder said, “Instead of offering evasive press releases through your OSD or your battery of press aides, you have been Chief Minister of this State five times, you ought to address a press conference to either refute or accept my accusations with supporting details.”