Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal has alleged that Rahul Gandhi is in the know of the people who were behind the 1984 Sikh riots. While addressing the media, Sukhbir Singh Badal said:
"He knows each and every person who has committed the crime. Now, they are threatening him that they will expose his father who was at the helm of affairs during the 1984 Sikh Riots. His father directed them because SIT set up by the Supreme Court is investigating the matter now. They are blackmailing Rahul Gandhi. They are asking for his support or if not then they will expose his father".
Earlier in the day, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal alleged that the men who were behind the attack have links with Pakistan's intelligence agency, ISI. She also added that these attackers enjoy the support of senior Congress leader and accused in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot case, Jagdish Tytler.
"Heads of 'Sikhs for Justice' who are direct beneficiaries of ISI and work on their orders and are supported by those who are in direct touch with the likes of Jagdish Tytler, and Jasbeer Singh Lobana and his son Gagandeep Singh Lobana, were seen attacking him (Manjit Singh GK). Jasbeer Singh Lobana is the same person who has spent three months in jail for trying to intimidate an eyewitness against Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 massacre", she said.
Mounting a scathing attack on Congress President Rahul Gandhi over his '1984 anti-Sikh riots' comment in UK parliament, she added:
"Rahul Gandhi said in the UK that Congress had no role in 1984 anti-Sikh riots and within a few hours our president Manjeet Singh GK was attacked. You will find a connection between the attackers and Rahul Gandhi."
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The BJP on Monday hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his giving a clear-chit to his party over the involvement of his party in the brutal anti-Sikh riots of 1984 while addressing the UK Parliament.
Taking to Twitter, the BJP has shared a video that includes clips of Rahul Gandhi's interview to now Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami from January 2014. In the video, when Rahul Gandhi was asked whether he would apologise for the 1984 riots and whether Congressmen involved? he said:
"Some Congressmen probably were involved. Some Congressmen have been punished for it".