Sunil Jakhar targets Punjab government for not advertising in newspapers on Indira’s death anniversary

Chandigarh, Oct 31 (PTI) Senior Congress leader Sunil Jakhar on Sunday slammed the Charanjit Singh Channi-led government in Punjab for allegedly failing to issue advertisements in newspapers in memory of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary. .

In a tweet, Jakhar attached an advertisement issued by the Punjab government under the (then chief minister) Amarinder Singh-led Congress government last year on the death anniversary of Indira Gandhi.

He tweeted, “I can understand that the Bharatiya Janata Party wants to erase the ‘Iron Lady of India’ from history but do we no longer have a Congress government in Punjab.”

In another tweet, Jakhar pointed to the appointment of Jagdish Tytler as a permanent invitee to the new executive committee of the Delhi Congress and wondered what it would mean for the (Punjab) government not to issue an advertisement to remember Indira. There is no relation.

He said, “Or is it a case of drinking even burnt buttermilk of milk in light of the appointment made two days back–.

Tytler’s name came up in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

In another tweet, Jakhar said, “…I know that Captain Saab (Amarinder) will not take otherwise for my use of this Punjab government advertisement of last year.”

In Punjab, opposition parties such as the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiromani Akali Dal have targeted the Channi-led government over Tytler’s appointment.

BJP leader Tarun Chugh on Saturday asked Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu to clarify whether they have named Jagdish Tytler as a permanent invitee to the new executive committee of the Delhi Congress. was supported.

Meanwhile, SAD leader Daljit Singh Cheema asked Channi to explain to the people of Punjab why they agreed to Tytler’s appointment in the prestigious Congress committee.


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