June 7, 2016 6:02:37 am
A day after Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned his son Raninder Singh for alleged violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), Captain Amarinder Singh, said it would be his turn to be on the ED’s radar.
“Arun Jaitley wants to damage me with elections in Punjab just seven months away. I know I will be the next on ED’s target. I have already got a notice from the I-T department. I told my lawyers to give them a befitting reply. I dare Jaitley to prove these allegations in court,” he said while addressing the media Monday. “Jaitley is a petty man. He has not been able to stomach his defeat in Amritsar. Both ED and IT are with him.”
Refuting that the ED summons will have any affect on party cadres, Amarinder said, “Congress is not demoralised as I am not demoralised.”
Reacting to the Operation Bluestar anniversary observation and raising of slogans in favour of Khalistan Amarinder said, “Every year they raise slogans. Has Khalistan been formed? (Simranjit Singh) Mann has no work. Every year on June 6, he creates this noise. I have always appealed to keep politics aside and not try to disturb the peace.”
On Congress leader Jagdish Tytler’s alleged role in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Amarinder said, “All I have said is that when I was in Delhi after the riots, I did not hear his name. His name cropped up only in Delhi election, five months after the riots. People took names of Sajjan Kumar, HKL Bhagat, Dharam Dass Shastri, Lalit Maken and Arjun Dass but not of Tytler.”
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