Rahul, Amarinder slam SAD-BJP for 2015 police firing at Faridkot’s Bargari
Chandigarh, May 15
Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on the SAD-BJP alliance at Bargari village of Faridkot district, which was the epicentre of the sacrilege incidents of October 2015.
The Chief Minister announced that a memorial would be built at Bargari in memory of the youths who were killed in the police firing. He said a committee of Bargari villagers would soon be announced to decide on how to build the memorial.
He blamed Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal for using the police to fire at innocent and peaceful protesters.
Rahul Gandhi, who focused on the “poor economic policies of the BJP-led NDA”, made a brief mention of the sacrilege issue. He said those guilty of the heinous crime would be punished.
Leaders of the Congress referred to the place as Bargari Sahib.