- “Bhagat Singh is respected even in Pakistan.”
- Simranjit Singh Mann had called Bhagat Singh a terrorist
- Simranjit Singh Mann is MP from Sangrur
Punjab News: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday criticized Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) chief Simranjit Singh Mann for calling freedom fighter Bhagat Singh a “terrorist” and said the freedom fighter will always be a role model for the youth. The SAD (Amritsar) leader is facing all-round criticism for his controversial remarks on the freedom fighter.
Criticism of CM Mann
Responding to a media query, the Chief Minister criticized Simranjit Mann for his shameful statement. The SAD (Amritsar) chief has recently been elected MP from Sangrur. The Chief Minister said, “Who are they to say that someone was a terrorist? Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh sacrificed his life at the age of 23. He is a role model for the youth and will always be.” The Chief Minister said that Bhagat Singh is respected even in Pakistan. Bhagwant Mann said that his government has put up pictures of Bhagat Singh and Constitution maker Bhim Rao Ambedkar in all its offices.
what was the matter
Significantly, Simranjit Singh Mann had told reporters in Karnal, “Try to understand, Bhagat Singh had killed a young British officer, he had killed an Amritdhari Sikh constable Channan Singh. He threw a bomb in the National Assembly at that time. Now you tell me whether Bhagat Singh was a terrorist or not.
Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Haier also criticized
Punjab government minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Haier had said that Sangrur MP Simranjit Singh Mann should tender an unconditional apology for calling freedom fighter Bhagat Singh a “terrorist”. The Higher Education and Languages Minister said that since Bhagat Singh had made the supreme sacrifice for the country’s independence, the state government would give him the status of a martyr. Haier had said, “A new MP has insulted the sacrifice of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, who laid down his life for the country.” Haier had further said that not only Punjab but the entire country is proud of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev who sacrificed their lives in their youth for the country. He had said that Bhagat Singh is his idol.
“Punjab government will give martyr status”
The minister had said, “I want to make it clear with full responsibility that the Punjab government will give martyr status to Bhagat Singh.” He had further said that Aam Aadmi Party is a democratic party and if needed legal action will be taken against Simranjit Singh Mann for insulting Bhagat Singh. Meanwhile, Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal also criticized Simranjit Singh Mann.
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