The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Thursday, alleged that it was former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who instructed for the Anti-Sikh riots of 1984. “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,” tweeted the saffron party from its official handle.
Meanwhile, Senior advocate H.S. Phoolka on Thursday claimed that instructions to “kill” during the anti-Sikh riots that took place in Delhi in 1984 had come directly from the Prime Minister’s Office.
“There is enough evidence on record to show that in 1984 when the Sikhs were being killed, the instructions were coming directly from the Prime Minister’s Office and the Army was not called in… We have placed our evidence on record before the Nanavati Commission as well as Mishra Commission,” Phoolka told ANI.
But, Congress leader Sam Pitroda rejected the allegations made by senior advocate H.S. Phoolka that instructions to “kill” during the anti-Sikh riots in 1984 came directly from the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s office.
“It’s wrong. I would like Prime Minister Narendra Modi to focus on real issues and not divert attention. I want PM Modi to realize that Rajiv Gandhi gave his life for the country. His mother Indira Gandhi gave her life for the country. Who are all these people trying to criticise them?” Pitroda said while talking to ANI on Thursday.