New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said that the entire Congress party is solidly backing party president Rahul Gandhi on every front and the way things are, he will hopefully be the Prime Minister of the country after 2019 elections. Also Read - Stage 1 Impose Tughlaqi Lockdown...: Rahul Gandhi Slams Govt's COVID-19 Strategy
“The party is completely united and right behind him, and the way things are looking in the country right now, he will hopefully be the Prime Minister after 2019 elections,” the Punjab Chief Minister said, while speaking to news agency ANI. Also Read - No Plans To Club Remaining West Bengal Poll Phases into One, Says Election Commission
Notably, Singh’s statement comes days after he had said that Rahul was in school and was not involved in 1984 Sikh massacare. Talking on 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Punjab CM said that his party had no role in the violence and the people involved were individuals.
“Congress has not been involved in 1984 massacare after the assassination of Indira Gandhi. They were individuals of Congress. I named those people — Arjun Das, Dharmadas Shastri, HKL Bhagat. That doesn’t mean entire Congress party was involved,” Singh said, adding,”Those individuals involved in 1984 are gone. At this time only one — Sajjan Kumar — is around that I have said time and again.”
The Punjab CM also launched a scathing attack on former Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal over the 2015 Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan police firing incidents in which two persons were killed. He dismissed former Chief Miister Prakash Singh Badal’s statement that no shooting orders were given to the police. “Badal knew about the firing on protesters. He is trying to explain something that he cannot,” Singh said.
(With inputs from agencies)