Countering Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s remark that Congress had no role to play in the anti-Sikh riots, BJP’s Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Pal Bagga put out hoardings describing Rajiv Gandhi is the father of lynching. The following hoardings were put out in the national capital on Monday evening. The matter was highlighted after BJP leader shared the post on his Twitter account. The hoardings were put up after Congress president had claimed that his party was not involved in 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
In the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, over 3000 Sikhs were killed and mostly in Delhi. The riots took place at the time when Congress was at the Centre. earlier, Rahul Gandhi had stated that what happened was extremely tragic. he added that people ay that Congress played a massive role in this but he doesn’t agree to this.
Supporting Rahul Gandhi’s remark, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said that even though a few of the Congress leaders were named in the violence but Congress party had zero involvement in the riots that took place in 1984.
The following remark by Punjab CM garnered massive criticism from the ruling BJP party. Hitting out at Congress over Rahul Gandhi’s remark, BJP along with its allies said that Congress was involved in the genocide. Amarinder Singh was also criticised for defending Rahul Gandhi over his anti-Sikh riots remark.
Reacting to Rahul Gandhi’s remark, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that if Rahul Gandhi thinks that Sikh massacre never took place, then his father and grandmother were also not assassinated by died of heart attack.