Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 30. Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh today lashed out at the Akali leadership for trying to blame him and the UPA government for the refusal by the French government to lift ban on turban in France.
Reacting to the malicious campaign launched by the Akali leadership, including Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal, blaming him and the Union Government on the issue, Captain Amarinder said the matter would be taken up at the highest level by the External Affairs Ministry.
Taking a dig at the Akalis’ ignorance, he said, “In the long-held obsession of blaming the Congress-led government at the Centre for all their ills, they forgot to realise the difference that the same argument will not apply here”.
He suggested to the Akali jathedars to set up a morcha, outside the residence of French President in Paris to protest the ban rather than blaming the Congress.