Book Rahul Gandhi for 1984 riots confession - BJP

February 01, 2014 10:26 AM

Ludhiana , 1 February 2014 -

National Secretary BJP Kisan Morcha and Prabhari Himachal Pradesh Advocate Sukhminderpal Singh Grewal Punjab said that Courts should take suo motu notice of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's remarks in an interview to Times Now that some of his party men were involved in the 1984 anti Sikh riots.

In a press statement here today he said that the Punjab Congress Party leaders to quit the party after such confession statement. Grewal said that our Party BJP had been saying from day one that Congress had led 1984 anti-Sikh riots and now Rahul Gandhi which is the main Incharge of the Congress Party has admitted the same. Grewal said that not only Congress leaders of Punjab but the whole Sikh community should boycott the party for its role in the 1984 riots in which thousands of Sikhs were murdered in cold blood. Grewal also reminded that Rahul Gandhi's father Rajiv Gandhi had said JAB KOI BARA PERH GIRTA HAI TOH DHARTI HILTI HAI "when a big tree falls the ground is bound to shake" in reaction to the riots in Delhi in 1984 after his mother and then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination.

He quipped that on one side Rahul claimed that the Congress government tried to prevent the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and on the other admitted involvement of some of the party leaders in the mayhem and later refused to apologize. Grewal asked Rahul Gandhi to name Congress Leaders and Members involved in the riots and why they were not arrested.

Grewal also refused to equate 1984 massacre of Sikhs with the Gujarat anti Muslim riots. He said that there is lot of difference between the two incidents. He said that the Gujarat government had even given a clean chit to chief minister Narendra Modi saying he had no role in the riots. Grewal said that whatever had happened in 1984 was connived by Congress. He said that various commissions set up to investigate the riots had also proved the same. Grewal also said that now that Rahul has brazenly admitted involvement of Congressmen in the anti Sikh riots, human rights groups should take note of it to punish the guilty. He said that the 1984 anti Sikh riots were the biggest blot on the face of India.

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