Chandigarh: Punjab Congress President
Amarinder Singh Friday said there was nothing unusual in Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal backing out of his proposal to bring a resolution in the state Assembly seeking clemency for death row convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar.
"Badal has always played politics on each and every issue
for his own advantage," Singh said while referring to
yesterday`s announcement by Badal that he had decided not to
bring any resolution in the Assembly.
"Had he really been sincere and serious, he would have
convinced his alliance partner to support his resolution
before deciding to bring it in the Assembly," he said, adding
that the chief minister must explain as to how he went public
on the issue without taking his alliance partner into
Singh said, "It was the same Badal whose government had
earlier submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court describing
Bhullar as a terrorist and threat to peace in Punjab only to
defend IPS officer Sumedh Singh Saini," Singh said.
Bhullar is a death row convict in the 1993 Delhi blast.