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Rahul Gandhi asks Sam Pitroda to apologize for 1984 anti-Sikh riots comment

Breaking his overpower on a argumentative comment by Overseas Congress arch Sam Pitroda about a 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Congress boss Rahul Gandhi on Friday asked Mr. Pitroda to apologise.

“I consider that’s totally out of line and we consider he should apologize for this… we consider 1984 was a tragedy. It caused extensive pain to a people. And we consider he positively owes everybody an apology,” Mr. Gandhi pronounced in an talk to online news portal, ThePrint.

The 1984 anti-Sikh riots have been a supportive emanate for a Congress and is expected to repairs a prospects in Punjab that votes on May 19 and for a May 12 polling.

On Thursday, Mr. Pitroda had reacted to BJP’s claim that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had been directly concerned in a anti-Sikh riots following Indira Gandhi’s assassination.

“Ab kya hai ’84 ka? Aapne kya kiya 5 saal mein, uski baat kariye. ’84 mein hua to hua. Aapne kya kiya? (What about 1984 now? Talk about what we have finished in a final 5 years. What happened in 1984 happened. What have we done?),” a Overseas Congress arch was reported to have told news group ANI.

Article source: https://www.thehindu.com/elections/lok-sabha-2019/rahul-gandhi-asks-sam-pitroda-to-apologise-for-1984-anti-sikh-riots-comment/article27098265.ece


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