1984 riots guilty should & will be punished-Rahul Gandhi
KS Diwan/ royalpatiala.in/ Fatehgarh Sahib/ Hoshiarpur
Even as he unleashed a tirade against Narendra Modi for his unabashed lies and the deceit perpetuated against the people in the last five years, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday declared that those guilty of the 1984 riots should and will be punished, reiterating that Sam Pitroda’s `hua to hua’ remark on the tragic events was shameful.
Calling the riots totally wrong and tragic, Rahul said Pitroda should be ashamed of his remark on the 1984 riots and should publicly apologise for it.
Flanked by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and AICC secretary in charge of Punjab Asha Kumari, Rahul said he had personally called up Pitroda to demand an unequivocal apology, which the people of India wanted and deserved for his controversial remarks. Those responsible for the riots should and will be punished, he declared, addressing rallies in support of party candidate Dr Amar Singh from Fategarh Sahib, Dr Raj Kumar Chabbewal from Hoshiarpur and Ch Santokh Singh Chaudhary from Jalandhar.