LIVE: Modi slams Cong over Pitroda's 'hua toh hua' remark on 1984 riots
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday slammed the Congress for its leader Sam Pitroda's reported remark on the anti-Sikh riots, saying it showed the "character and mentality" of the party.
The remarks reflect the "arrogance" of the Congress, he said addressing a poll rally on the last day of campaigning for the sixth phase.
Modi said, "Congress, which ruled for a maximum period, has been insensitive and that is reflected by the three words spoken yesterday...these words have not been spoken just like that, these words are character and mentality and intentions of the Congress”.
“And which were these words, these were 'hua to hua',” said Modi referring to Pitroda's remarks made on Thursday on anti-Sikh riots of 84. “Hua to hua,” repeated Modi and told the gathering that they must be wondering what the Prime Minister was saying.
In Delhi, which will go into polls on Sunday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) accused the BJP’s East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir of distributing pamphlets slandering his rival Atishi in Krishna Nagar, Vishwas Nagar and other areas of the constituency. Denying the charge, Gambhir said he would withdraw if the AAP could prove its accusation and challenged AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal to quit politics if the party failed to substantiate the allegation it had made against him. Addressing a press conference at the AAP headquarters, Atishi broke down while reading out from the, which cast several aspersions on her character. The pamphlet titled “Atishi Marlena - know your candidate” had been distributed with newspapers in East Delhi, the AAP candidate claimed.