Congress awarded killer of Sikhs during 1984 riots with CM post: PM Modi in Punjab

Congress, which cheated people with the slogan 'gharibi hatao' (eradicate porverty) in the past, is now cheating people with loan waiver, the PM said.

Published: 03rd January 2019 06:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd January 2019 06:45 PM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo | ANI/Twitter)

By PTI

GURDASPUR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday launched a scathing attack on the Congress on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and farmers' loan waiver issues.

The Congress had made tall promises to farmers on loan waiver, but later deceived them, he said at a rally here.

"Jaise Congress ne desh ko 'gharibi hatao' ke naare ke saath thaga, vo ab desh ko karzmaafi ke naam par thag rahi hai (Congress, which cheated people with 'eradicate porverty' slogan in the past, is cheating with loan waiver)",  

Modi said the Congress in Punjab, too, had made big promises to farmers, but deceived them after coming to power.

The Congress is also awarding those involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots with chief minister's post, he said, in an oblique reference to Kamal Nath, who is now the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh.

"On one family's direction, the files of those involved in the riots were put under wraps, but the NDA dug out these and set up a SIT and results are before you," Modi said.

He said the NDA government took a historic decision to build the Kartarpur Corridor, which will link Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur in Pakistan, the final resting place of Sikhism's founder Guru Nanak Dev.

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