Mumbai: Soon after BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked Congress leader Sam Pitroda, party chief Rahul Gandhi said the leader should be ashamed of himself and seek apology from the country.
“What Sam Pitroda said about 1984 (anti-Sikh riots) was totally wrong and should apologize to the country.” I am saying it publicly and I also told them the same on the phone. “Pitroda, What you said was completely wrong and you should be ashamed of yourself. You should apologize to the public.
Gandhi was addressing an election rally in favour of Congress candidate Amar Singh, who stood against the SAD candidate DS Guru from Fatehgarh Sahib (reserved) constituency.
The BJP took aggressive action against the Congress on the remarks of the Indian Overseas Congress chief as the anti-Sikh riots in 1984 were an emotional issue in Punjab which is going to be held on May 19.