Facing backlash over remarks made by Sam Pitroda over the 1984 anti-sikh riots, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said party leader Sam Pitroda has said something completely ‘out of line’ and should apologise for his remarks on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Earlier in the day, the Congress distanced itself from the ‘so what’ hua toh hua remarks of Pitroda about the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and asked the leaders of the party to be careful and sensitive in future.
He noted that the 1984 anti-Sikh riots were a needless tragedy that caused tremendous pain, and said ‘justice has to be done’ and anybody guilty must be punished.
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Rahul Gandhi said former prime minister Manmohan Singh has already apologised and so has former Congress president Sonia Gandhi over the anti-Sikh riots.
“We all have made our position very clear and that is the 1984 happenings were a terrible tragedy and should never have happened,” he said.
Rahul Gandhi had earlier said that he loved the people of Punjab who have supported the Congress in its hardest times and whatever pains the people of Punjab, pains him.
He had also called for deepening the love between the people of Punjab and the Congress and its leaders, as the people had elected the party’s government in the state.