Congress leader Rahul Gandhi after hours Renovated Jallianwala Bagh Said An “insult to the martyrs”, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh took a different line, saying the renovated monument looked “good” to him.
Speaking to the media on the sidelines of an event organized to distribute pension across the state, Amarinder said, “I was part of the inauguration ceremony of the renovated Jallianwala Bagh when Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened it to the public. Laser show was also organized. I think they need to repair the walls that got cracks. I like the upgrade. “
Joining the growing criticism of the memorial on Tuesday morning, Gandhi had said, “Those who do not understand the sacrifice of martyrs will insult them like this.” He said that he is the son of a martyr and will not tolerate insult to martyrs. “We are against this indecent barbarity,” Gandhi tweeted in Hindi. In another tweet, Rahul Gandhi said, “Those who did not fight for freedom cannot understand those who did.”
Shahid of Jaldiwala Bagh is devaluing the devil which means Shahadi.
I belong to a Shahid – The honor of martyrs is at a cost.
We are with this indecency. pic.twitter.com/3tWgsqc7Lx
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 31 August 2021
Amarinder’s statement came later, when he was asked by media persons to comment on the repairs.
The Punjab CM’s reaction has raised eyebrows within the Congress, at a time when he is facing rebellion from several of his allies.
Last month, the Congress high command had appointed Amarinder’s close aide Navjot Singh Sidhu as the party’s state unit chief. Recently, cabinet minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa had publicly stated that Amarinder had a “quid pro quo” with the opposition Akalis.