The Modi government on Sunday commuted the death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana to life imprisonment. Following the decision, Ravneet Singh Bittu slammed the government and termed it as a black day for the state.
He also alleged that this decision has been taken by the government on the behest of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal.
In a strongly worded statement, Bittu said that the Modi government and their alliance partner Shiromani Akali Dal have stooped so low for petty political gains that they are now equating this unfortunate incident with the 550th Parkash Purab celebrations of first Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
He said that this clearly depicts that the BJP and Akali Dal want to patronise those having terrorist agenda throughout their life.
MP Ravneet Singh Bittu said that with this unfortunate decision, the notorious Narendra Modi-Amit Shah-Sukhbir Singh Badal trio have provided respite and empowered Khalistanis as well as people supporting Referendum 2020.
He said that on one side the Punjab Police is working hard to bust several terror modules in the state, and on the other the Union government on the behest of Akalis are patronising Khalistanis as well as the extremists who created havoc during the dark days of terrorism in Punjab.
He said that this clearly shows that the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah-Sukhbir Singh Badal trio want to disrupt the hard-earned peace and communal harmony of the state, for which Chief Minister Sardar Beant Singh laid down his life.