NRI Labour Party candidate accuses rival of supporting violence
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 20:20
London: A leading NRI labour candidate, Virendra Sharma, seeking re-election in the May 6 UK general election has claimed that his Conservative Indian-origin rival is a supporter of violence.

In a lengthy letter to the Leader of the Conservatives, David Cameron, Sharma seeking reelection from the Ealing Southall constituency, said "Gurcharan Singh supports violence and murder as legitimate tools against opponents."

Sharma told newsmen that Singh, a former Labour Councillor who is contesting against the Labour in the parliamentary election rejoiced when Indira Gandhi, former prime minister of India, was assassinated.

Sharma produced alleged evidence of Singh's remarks after Gandhi was gunned down by her Sikh bodyguards.

Singh, a pro-Khalistan activist and then a Labour councillor in the Borough of Ealing, told the Southall Gazette, a local paper, that he felt a "sense of relief" at the news, Sharma claimed.


First Published: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 20:20

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