hree days after British Prime Minister Theresa May described the Jallianwala Bagh massacre as a “shameful scar” on British-Indian history, her words spurred a battle of tweets between Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Punjab Chief Minister “Captain” Amarinder Singh today.
The altercation began after the Punjab Chief Minister said that mere words of regret from the UK Prime Minister is inadequate, and demanded a formal apology from the European country. “The #JallianwalaBaghMassacre remains a blot on Britain’s face and we want an unequivocal official apology from them. Regret by their PM @theresa_may is not enough for such a monumental barbarity,” he tweeted.
The Union Cabinet Minister, who belongs to the Shiromani Akali Dal, immediately pounced on the statement to remind Mr Singh that the Congress has not apologised for Operation Blue Star, a military exercise against Sikh extremists that resulted in the death of 493 people.