June 5, 2012 admin

Capt Amarinder does not favour Bluestar Memorial

CHANDIGARH, June 5: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Capt Amarinder Singh today said it was completely wrong to set up Operation Bluestar Memorial as it was not going to help the state in anyway. He also condemned the attempts to glorify Balwant Singh Rajoana convicted of murdering former Chief Minister S Beant Singh.
Replying to a question on the issue during a press conference at Amritsar today, Capt Amarinder maintained that Punjab cannot afford such things, like the Bluestar Memorial, as last three decades had only seen the state’s economic decline.
He said, setting up such memorials do not send the right signals. “We must look forward”, he remarked.The PCC President questioned the attempts of glorifying Rajoana, saying, “he (Rajoana) is a murderer who had murdered our Chief Minister”.At the same time Capt Amarinder clarified that he had only opposed the death penalty to Rajoana since he was against the capital punishment to anyone. He said, he had suggested converting Rajoana’s punishment from death to life imprisonment which meant that for the whole life he should remain behind the bars.

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