Copy of the resignation of S. Bir Devinder Singh Former Deputy Speaker Punjab Senior Congress Leader and Member of the AICC, sent to Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi.Respected Madam,
As you are very well aware that CBI has given clean chit to Jgdish Tytler in the infamous Anti Sikh Riots case of Delhi. Sajjan Kumar & Jgdish Tytler , they both are perceived to have perpetrated the massacre of the thousands of innocent Sikhs in Delhi in November 1984. Till date, its almost 25 Years criminal justice system and Justice Delivery System of this country has failed miserably to bring the culprits of genocide against the Sikhs to Justic
I am of the firm view that Indian National Congress which you are presiding at the movement has committed a gravest error to field Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar as Congress candidate from Delhi to contest the Lok Sabha election ill caring the sentiments of the Sikh community. As a matter of fact the investigation against Jagdish Tytler was pending before the CBI when you have chosen him as a candidate of the party as if you had the prior knowledge that he is going to get the clean chit by the CBI. This was not possible without the active connivance of the Govt. of India and the Congress Party. This painful development has hurt me and my community very deeply and that too beyond any consolation. We have already suffered immensely while seeking and fighting for justice rather we as Sikhs have been misunderstood always. Is it not a matter of National Shame that more than 4000 Sikh killed brutally and burnt alive in Delhi the capital of secular India, not even one culprit till date, has been brought to justice.
By giving the Congress Ticket two the perpetrators of such a heinous crimes against the Sikhs, you have unmistakably become a party to the crime. Now it has been proven beyond doubt that you are still nursing a deep sense of grievance against the Sikhs. I joined the Congress in 1978 to work in Secular Polity but my experience of closely watching the inside working the Congress & 10-Jan Path for 31 Years has proved everything otherwise. You do not adhere to The Basic postulates of Secularism at all; you rather work on micro-ethnic calculative consideration to exploit the sentiments of the Minorities that suits to your personal gains & Political advantages.
In Delhi Anti Sikh Riots case, the investigation of the CBI has been monitored and doctored by Jagdish Tytler with your full knowledge and CBI being the investigating Agency of the Government of India has been certainly influenced by the government to give clean chit to Tytler. As such CBI has done great harm to the cause of the Sikhs . Congress once again rubbed salt on the wounds of the Sikh Community. As such it is not possible for a person like me, who subscribe first to the ideals of my faith ie Sikhism than anything else. I am deeply hurt on this development, particularly the role of Congress Party and 10-Jan Path , my conscious does not permit me to stay in Congress any more, I therefore tender my resignation from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress as member of the AICC.