Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and Delhi MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Thursday warned the Congress against naming Lok Sabha MP Kamal Nath as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister. Sirsa alleged that Nath was involved in the anti-Sikh riots that broke out in the national capital, after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1984.
Addressing a press conference, Sirsa raked up Nath’s alleged involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He further said that the party will agitate across the country if that happens.
“Sikhs are peace-loving people but will give a befitting reply to the Gandhis if they go ahead with the decision of appointing Nath as the chief minister,” Sirsa added.
In Madhya Pradesh, the Congress emerged the single-largest party on Wednesday with 114 seats, while the BJP got 109 seats, both parties were short of the majority mark of 116.
Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party however, offered support to the Congress, helping it cross the half-way mark.
The two Congress leaders in the race to be Madhya Pradesh chief minister are Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia.