Rahul, Punjab CM differ on Jallianwala renovation

New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today appeared to support the renovations at Jallianwala Bagh, for which the Centre has been facing a storm of criticism from opposition, historians and the civil society.

While Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the makeover of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre site as ‘belittling of the martyrdom’, a charge appeared to be directed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh approved of the changes at the iconic venue.

“Such an insult to the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh can only be done by those who do not know the meaning of martyrdom. I am the son of a martyr — I will not tolerate the insult of martyrs at any cost. We are against this indecent cruelty,” Rahul said.

However, Amarinder said the renovation work ‘looked very nice’. In reply to a question at a media interaction, he said: “I don’t know what has been removed. Whatever I saw that night (at the inauguration event), it looked very nice to me.”


NT Bureau