Apologise for your 1984 anti Sikh riots remarks -Rahul to Sam Pitroda
KS Diwan/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
Congress President Rahul Gandhi has directly ask Sam Pitroda to apologise for his remarks on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots “hua toh hua”. Rahul said it was a “terrible tragedy”, and its leaders have repeatedly apologised for the same. Sam statement is “absolutely and completely out of line” .
“Ab kya hai ’84 ka? Aapne kya kiya 5 saal mein, uski baat kariye. ’84 mein hua to hua. Aapne kya kiya? Pitroda had used the words “hua toh hua (it happened if it happened)” while trying to dismiss questions on the anti-Sikh riots on Thursday, triggering criticism from political parties cutting across ideological lines.
On a social media platform, Rahul Gandhi called for “stringent punishment” to those responsible for the 1984 riots and reiterated that Congress has made its stand on the matter very clear. “The former PM, Manmohan Singh Ji, has apologised. My mother, Sonia Gandhi Ji, has apologised. We all have made our position very clear – that 1984 was a terrible tragedy and should never have happened,” it read.
Where as Pitroda, for his part, claims that his remark had been “misrepresented and blown out of proportion”. “What I meant was move on. We have other issues to discuss as to what the BJP government did and what it delivered. I feel sorry that my remark was misrepresented