Flaring up divisive sentiments to get votes in politics has been a trump card for many, be it on the lines of religion, caste, ethnicity or region and secession. AAP accused of having Khalistani sympathies have again garnered attention for meeting a known anti-India Khalistani sympathiser.
Bhagwant Mann & Tan Dhesi meet rakes Khalistan issue yet again
The British Labour MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi met the Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann. What seems to be a normal routine affair is not any ordinary, customary meeting between two public representatives. The infamous MP has made time and time again anti-India statements and as per a Zee News report, he has been a vocal supporter of the Referendum 2020. The referendum 2020 is a movement seeking support for Khalistan and seceding Punjab state from India. Its organiser is a banned terrorist organisation Sikh for Justice (SFJ).
The International Anti-Khalistan Terrorist Front has given a memorandum to Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner, to cancel the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card of Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi.
Former Army Chief and BJP leader JJ Singh criticised this move of CM Bhagwant Mann, meeting Tanmanjeet Singh because of the stand he has been taking against India. General Singh said,”It is very unfortunate that the AAP government in Punjab…is going the extra mile to welcome Labour Party MP Dhesi whose views are pro-separatist and anti-India. AAP owes a clarification to the country whether it supports his views on Kashmir and other matters which are against our country.”
Shady Character of Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
He has not only taken a pro-khalistan stand, he is a staunch anti-India politician. He wanted his UK government to question India on Human Right issues on Kashmir and criticised Article 370 revocation.
— Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP (@TanDhesi) August 11, 2019
He wanted the UK to cut defense ties with India as he claimed India will use UK provided arms to suppress protests. He said, “UK made weapons may be used in repressing the ongoing farmers’ protests in India.”
The Aam Aadmi Party has been accused of having sympathies for Khalistan and its supporters. In the 2017 Punjab assembly election AAP leaders were employing or taking help from Khalistan supporters. The AAP MLA from Garhshankar Jai Krishna Rouri had employed Gurdial Singh,Chief of banned International Youth Federation. The AAP supported the farm protest which at many times became a den for anti-social and Pro-Khalistani activities. The farm protest at times showed banners of Bhindranwale and Khalistani effigies, banners and flags.
The Founding member of AAP Kumar Vishwas in an interaction with ANI told about his conversation with Arvind Kejriwal. He also asked Kejriwal, can he deny meeting sympathisers of terrorist organisations at his home? He made an open challenge for the Delhi CM to denounce the Khalistan movement which the Delhi CM has not done so far. He always resists speaking against Khalistan and related issues.
— ANI (@ANI) February 18, 2022
The AAP leaders have been seen earlier as well with Pro-Khalistanis and this new meeting with Tanmanjeet Singh, ardent Pro-Khalistani, the AAP has deepen the fear of people of dark days ahead and the party doesn’t seem to care about taking such stand publicly now, for political gains, despite the fact that it may cause a great devastation to the country.