Chandigarh | The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) today lashed out at Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj for her alleged links with scam-tainted former IPL chief Lalit Modi, calling her a ‘Hindu fanatic’ and accusing her of not doing enough for the blacklisted Sikhs after the 1984 riots.
Sushma Swaraj is a Hindu fanatic who has risen in politics through the right wing Hindu organization RSS, party president and former MP Simranjit Singh Mann said in a statement here. Lalit Modi is a criminal, a fugitive from justice and has taken refuge in Great Britain to escape trial, he said.
By asking the British government to help Lalit, Swaraj has defiled her position and office as the Foreign Minister, he said. Mann also drew parallels between the Foreign minister ‘helping’ former IPL chief and ‘doing nothing’ about the Sikhs blacklisted by the Union Government after the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi.
If she is helping Lalit for humanitarian reasons then since 1984, there are about 350 Sikhs on the blacklist made by the Union government. These Sikhs can not enter India as they are not given visas. For that matters, she has also not done anything for the 39 captured Sikhs in Iraq, he said. Swaraj should start scraping that list as charity begins at home, Mann said.
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