Pitroda should apologize for his remarks on 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi termed the alleged controversial statement made by Sam Pitroda in the context of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots as a separate comment from the party line and said that Pitroda should apologize for this. Gandhi said in an interview with a news website, "I think what Sam Pitroda Ji has said is completely different from the party line and he should apologize for that."

"I believe that 1984 was a tragedy which caused great pain” He said. Justice should be done. Those who are responsible for this should be punished. " Former prime minister Manmohan Singh apologized, my mother, Sonia Gandhi apologized. We all made our stand clear that it was a horrific tragedy that should not have happened" Rahul Gandhi said.

According to reports, Pitroda had said on Thursday, "Now what is 84? Talk about what you (Narendra Modi) did in five years. What happened in 84 is what happened. "After the controversy arose, Pitroda said that the BJP is sharing their words by manipulating to hide their failings.

Minority Commission Issues Notice To Pitroda, Asks For An Unconditional Apology

The National Commission for Minorities issued a notice to Sam Pitroda, close to Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Friday in connection with the alleged controversy over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and said that he should clarify in this context and immediately Apologize

Terming the anti-Sikh riots as "a stigma of humanity" in the notice sent to Pitroda on the complaint of BJP leader Tejinder Pal Bagga, the Commission's member, Atif Rashid, said, "Under Section 9 of the Act, the Commission directs you to Explain your statement of May 9.

In the notice, Rashid said that you are also directed that you should immediately accept an unconditional apology from the Sikh community. After the controversy broke out on the issue, Pitroda said that the BJP is trying to hide its failures by speaking manipulating words.

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