New Delhi, May 24: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator from Punjab HS Phoolka on Thursday said if his party enters into an alliance with the Congress then he will quit. Phoolka, who is the opposition leader in Punjab Assembly, clarified that he cannot ally with the Congress because for him 1984 anti-Sikh riots issue was the most important.
“My stand is very clear, I cannot have any relation with Congress because for me the issue of 1984 riots is the biggest and I will not make any compromise with it,” Phoolka, who has been fighting legal battles for victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots, said. “If the party (AAP) enters Congress-led alliance I’ll tender resignation that very moment,” he added.
The AAP legislator’s comment comes just a day after opposition parties displayed a show of strength during the swearing-in ceremony of HD Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru. Among those who attended the swearing-in ceremony was AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia were also present.
Recently, Phoolka demanded an investigation to find out if Rajiv Gandhi had any role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots after the assassination of his mother and then prime minister Indira Gandhi. He made the demand after Congress leader Jagdish Tytler was reported to have said that Rajiv Gandhi drove a car and took him and a security guard to various places in north and west Delhi on November 1, 1984, a day after the killing of Indira Gandhi that sparked the riots.