Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has denied that his Conservative party has any links with Ripudaman Singh Malik, who was acquitted in the Air India bombing case.
was tried for the bombing of the Air India Kanishka flight from Canada to India in June 1985 that killed all 329 people on board, and acquitted in 2005.
Last week, he
created ripples when Indo-Canadian candidate Ujjal Dosanjh alleged that Malik
was supporting his
opponent Wai Young in the Vancouver South constituency.
In his complaint to the Canadian election commission, Dosanjh said his opponent campaigned at Vancouver's Khalsa School founded by Malik.
has been very clear: she
campaign have no links and do not welcome in any way Mr. Malik
into this party.
We're absolutely clear on that," the prime minister told the media at his
party rally in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga Saturday.
In a separate statement, the Conservative party also defended its candidate against Dosanjh's charges, saying: "The Conservative party candidate in Vancouver-South was unaware of Ripudaman Singh Malik's background or relationship with the Khalsa School
Wai Young herself denied political links to Malik
"No one involved with this school or Ripudaman Singh Malik
is involved in my campaign nor have I ever asked for his
But Dosanjh has dismissed her
statement and said: "She
couldn't have been ignorant of Mr. Malik
is an instantly recognisable face to those who have followed the news in British Columbia (province) over the last 25 years."
also made headlines last week when the Canadian supreme court allowed recovery of $5.2 million from him in legal fees during the Air India trial.