Punjab Cong urges bodies not to indulge in politics over Sajjan issue

Chandigarh, April 17 : The Punjab Congress has castigated the elements standing up in support of Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan, saying there was enough documentary and circumstantial evidence on record to prove the Indo-Canadian’s Khalistani sympathies.
Those criticising Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh were playing into the hands of anti-Indian forces, which were out to destroy the secular fabric of the nation, said Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) leaders Ravneet Bittu and Gurjit Aujla, in a statement issued here on Monday.
They urged all organisations, including political parties, “not to indulge in petty politics” over such a serious issue, which had grave implications for the future of Punjab and its people. The recent statements of several religious and political leaders, dubbing Amarinder’s refusal to meet Sajjan during his India visit as a “conspiracy” were a cause for concern as they had chosen to indulge in needless criticism for the sake of criticism, without even bothering to check Sajjan’s background, the Congress leaders said.
Their dismissal of Amarinder’s principled stand as “frivolous” showed that these leaders were least concerned about the gravity of the issue and were merely interested in promoting their vested interests, said the PPCC leaders.