New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a veiled attack on Congress party for its ‘inability to bring Kartarpur Sahib corridor under India during partition. “A mistake took place in August, 1947. It (the corridor) is an atonement of the mistake. An important place of our guru was only a few kilometers away. But it could not be made part (of India during partition). The corridor is an effort to reduce the damage,” PM Modi said at an event organised to mark the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh Guru.
Referring to the riots that took place following the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi, PM Modi said that the central government is trying to get justice for the people who suffered during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, following the path shown by Sikh gurus. “The central government is making efforts to get justice for the period of injustice which started in 1984. For decades, mothers, sisters, daughters and sons have shed tears, the law will deliver justice, wipe (their) tears,” the PM said.
The Prime Minister made these remarks in presence of his former counterpart Manmohan Singh, former chief justice of India J S Khehar and several Sikh leaders.
Last year, while campaigning for the Assembly elections in Rajasthan, PM Modi had claimed,”Kartarpur went to Pakistan at the time of independence because the then Congress leaders had no vision and they did not respect the Sikh sentiments.”
“They (Congress leaders) could not see anything beyond the ‘Rajgaddi’ so Kartarpura went into Pakistan. The credit of the Kartarpur corridor goes to your vote,” Modi had said, while addressing a rally in Hanumangarh.