Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday held a massive roadshow in Pathankot, Punjab. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh also accompanied her as the two leaders, along with other party workers carried out the roadshow in the state.
However, in an unprecedented development, non-violent protests by a section of the Sikh community were witnessed while Priyanka Gandhi carried out the roadshow atop a vehicle. People were seen showing "Hua Toh Hua" posters to the rally in the light of the recent shocking comments made by Congress' overseas chief and Rahul Gandhi's guru Sam Pitroda against the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
As the Congress leader's rally moves ahead, people with "Hua Toh Hua" posters can be seen standing by the road in protest against the remarks made by Sam Pitroda.
The posters show the picture of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and read, "Ab kya 1984 ka #Hua-To-Hua".
Here is the visual. What the video above.
Amid the protests, Akali Dal leader and Union Cabinet Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal also took to Twitter and attacked Priyanka Gandhi, saying that instead of apologising for party & family role in 1984 anti-Sikh riots and attack on Sri Harmandar Sahib (Golden Temple), Priyanka Gandhi chose to speak true politics of Rahul Gandhi.
She further slammed the Congress party over the justification of 1984 riots with “hua to hua”. Read here:
On May 9, Sam Pitroda, responding to questions on Nanavati Commission's report on 1984 anti-Sikh riots, 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 to Hua)"
The senior Congress leader received flak from the BJP bigwigs, including PM Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, as well as Opposition leaders.