As Congress party's overseas chief Sam Pitroda's remark of "Hua To Hua' gets bigger after he tries to make a U-Turn by blaming his bad Hindi for the controversy, Shiromani Akali Dal's chief Sukhbir Singh Badal has slammed Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh for not demanding Sam Pitroda's resignation.
In a scathing attack on Punjab CM, Badal said that Captain should stop acting as a stooge of Congress and must demand the removal of Sam Pitroda from his post in Congress party for his 'hate remark'.
On the other hand, Captain Amarinder Singh has stated that he does not accept the statement made by Pitroda.
Adding that it must be found out who was behind the riots, the Punjab CM demanded the government to investigate the riots and present the culprits in front of the court.
"I have already answered in the matter that I totally don't accept that statement. The riots which happened, it is the duty of successive government's to find out who carried out the riots. How did it happen? Who was behind it? This must be found. The number of people is being killed, no matter how many years pass away, now it has been 35 years, this has to be found and investigations must carry on. The people who have done it then have to come in front of the court," Captain Amarinder Singh said speaking media in the matter.
Earlier on Thursday while speaking to Republic TV, Captain Amarinder had named four of the five people he alleged were involved in the genocide against the Sikh community following the assassination of former PM Indira Gandhi after which Rajiv Gandhi took up the post of Prime Minister of the country.
He named former Congress leaders Arjun Das, Lalit Maken, H. K. L. Bhagat (former Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting in the Rajiv Gandhi government), Sajjan Kumar (now convicted) and another 'minister' whom he did not name.
On Friday, May 10, in its first written response on 'Hua To Hua' remark on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the Congress party issued an official statement saying 'Indian Congress and its leadership have strived to ensure justice for 1984 riot victims.' They also said that any remark by Sam Pitroda or anyone is not the opinion of the party.
Tweeting the press statement, the party's spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala wrote that Congress party abhors violence of any kind. Here's the statement
Meanwhile, a day after the massive controversy over his "Hua To Hua comment on 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Congress' Indian Overseas chief and party's trusted aide Sam Pitroda did not apologise for his shocking remark but said that he had been misunderstood.
He said while interacting with media in Shimla: "My Hindi is not good. What I meant was 'jo hua bura hua'. I couldn't translate 'Bura' in my mind. What I meant was move on."
His response comes after he tweeted on Friday that lies are being spread through social media. He then highlighted the steps taken by Rajiv Gandhi during his tenure as Prime Minister. He also claimed that those voting on May 12 and May 19 should remember that the phones and computers were brought in India due to the political will of former PM Rajiv Gandhi in the mid-1980s. he also said: 'I acknowledged the pain of my Sikh brothers and sisters during difficult times in 1984 and deeply feel for the atrocities that happened' and Rahul Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi will never target a group of people based on creed.'