Sam Pitroda Must Apologise For His Remarks On 1984 Riots: Rahul Gandhi
Chandigarh: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said he had told veteran party leader Sam Pitroda that he should be “ashamed” of his remarks on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and that he should “apologise publicly.”
Gandhi said that Pitroda’s “Hua toh hua (it happened if it happened)” comment on the 1984 riots was “absolutely wrong.”
The Congress chief said this at a rally in Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab on Monday, less than a week before the final phase of polls in the Lok Sabha elections.
At the rally, Gandhi said, “What Sam Pitroda said about 1984 is absolutely wrong and he should apologise to the nation for it. I told him this over the phone, I told him what he said was wrong, he should be ashamed and apologise publicly.”
Notably, Pitroda had stroked a controversy last week after he said “Hua toh Hua” in an attempt to dismiss the criticism against the party pertaining to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. His statement sparked an immediate backlash from various political leaders.
On the other hand, Pitroda claimed that his comments were “misrepresented and blown out of proportion”.
“What I meant was move on. We have other issues to discuss as to what the BJP government did and what it delivered. I feel sorry that my remark was misrepresented. This has been blown out of proportion,” the Congress leader said.