November 26, 2002, Chandigarh, India
Radical Sikh lauds Amarinder
Amritsar, November 25
Talking to TNS at Nankana Sahib (Pakistan), Dr Dhillon said Capt Amarinder Singh was a ‘true maharaja’ who knows the aspirations of the masses and had worked accordingly in the past. He said Capt Amarinder Singh had resigned as member of Parliament and from the primary membership of the Congress in protest against the Operation Bluestar in 1984, then resigned as an agricultural minister from the Barnala government in protest against the police entry into the SGPC complex. He said even during ‘referendum’ of the Kandukhera village in Ferozepore district, Capt Amarinder Singh had camped in the strategic village for many days and had saved Abohar and Fazilka from going to Haryana.
Meanwhile, Dr Dhillon said he would continue to fight for ‘self-determination’ of the Sikhs. He, however, criticised Mr Gurmit Singh Aulakh, president of the self-styled Council for Khalistan, for raising slogans of ‘Khalistan’ at gurdwara Nankana Sahib while speaking from there. “I won’t allow the Sikh shrines to become centres of politics”, he declared, on the demand for a separate Sikh state, Dr Dhillon said “every Sikh who participates in the ardas would definitely support this demand.
Dr Dhillon said Dr Jagjit Singh Chauhan had asked him to accompany him to India but he had refused to do so as he was not for ‘sale’.
On former Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Dr Dhillon admitted he (Badal) was his good friend and that was why he was very much perturbed to learn that his ministry had surpassed all limits of corruption.
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