Chandigarh: Taking exception to Rahul
Gandhi`s remark on people from Punjab working in Italy, the
Shiromani Akali Dal on Friday alleged that it was a "deliberate
and mischievous attempt" to denigrate people from the state
and demanded a public apology.
Earlier addressing an election rally at Mansa, the
Congress General Secretary had said that, "My mother (Sonia
Gandhi) is from Italy and in her fields its the people from
Punjab who are contributing a lot."
In a statement issued here, Youth Akali Dal (YAD)President
Bikram Singh Majithia said that every Punjabi is proud of the
fact that due to their entrepreneurial qualities to excel in
any alien atmosphere, they have made it top in various
countries of the world.
He said that Rahul had deliberately not dwelled on the
fact that Punjabis are ministers in Canada, judges of Supreme
Court in the USA and Punjabi scientists have been awarded
Demanding an apology from Gandhi family, Majithia said
that the SAD would not allow anyone to demean Punjabis, who
have made a mark in various countries.