Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh called Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tarun Chugh’s remarks on his Army background “reprehensible”.
“What does the BJP or its leadership know of Army honour or the grace of the national flag, in which the bodies of our Punjabi brothers come wrapped from the borders every second day,” a press release quoted him as saying.
“We in Punjab know the pain of seeing the bodies of our sons and brothers, wrapped in the national flag, come home every second day,” he said, adding that the BJP clearly has no empathy or sensitivity towards the soldiers losing their lives to protect India’s honour and integrity.
Neither Chugh nor his party could relate to the anguish of those very soldiers on seeing their farmer fathers and brothers being beaten up and tear-gassed while fighting for their rights, said the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister slammed Chugh for deliberately spreading lies on an issue relating to the honour of Indian soldiers fighting for the safety and security of the nation at the borders. Lambasting the BJP national general secretary over his remarks on the ‘Republic Day grace’, he said the BJP, which had systematically ripped the Constitutional fabric apart over the past 6 years and most notably over the draconian Farm Laws, had lost all moral and ethical right to talk of the honour of the R-day.