Responding to the shocking remark by the Overseas Congress chief Sam Pitroda on 1984 massacre, BJP president Amit Shah slammed the age-old party saying that they have played with the sentiments of the entire Sikh community and their agony due to the massacre.
Taking to Twitter, hours after Pitroda's comment on Thursday, Shah said that the nation will never forgive the Congress party for its sins. He said that Pitroda has summed p the agony, suffering and secular ethos of Delhi in his reckless 'hua to kya hua' comment.
Talking to media on Nanavati Commission's report that the instructions for the violence had come from then Rajiv Gandhi government, Pitroda said: ""I don't think so, this is also another lie, and what is with 1984? You speak about what happened in 5 years. It happened in 1984, so what? (1984 hua toh hua)"
Earlier in the day, the BJP had tweeted the following, citing the Nanavati commission report:
"It’s on record of Nanavati Commission that probed the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the biggest genocide of India in which the government killed its own citizens, that instructions to kill came directly from the then PM Rajiv Gandhi’s office. The country awaits justice for this karma."
Towards the end of 2018, the 1984 case saw its first convictions and in December, the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was reversed. He was handed a life term for his role in the horrific mob violence in the national capital. Remarking on the riots in their immediate aftermath, Rajiv Gandhi had infamously said: "When a big tree falls, the Earth shakes."