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Pitroda's riot remark draws flak from Sukhbir, SAD questions Cong silence

Sam Pitroda's remarks about the Sikh riots have not gone down well with Akali Dal

Press Trust of India 

Sam Pitroda (Photo: @sampitroda Twitter)
Sam Pitroda's remarks invite heavy criticism from the SAD chief and his wife

Slamming Sam Pitroda's remark on anti-Sikh riots, chief Sukhbir Singh and his wife and union minister Harsimrat Kaur Friday said the "disgraceful" comments reveal the mindset of the Gandhis.

Sukhbir asked Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh whether he would continue to remain with the after the "disgraceful” comments.

Asked about the riots, Pitroda had reportedly said: "84 mein hua to hua."

"Pitroda has been very close to the Gandhis since Rajiv Gandhi days and is still the principal advisor to His remarks reveal the mindset of the Gandhis. These remarks are the final and clinching evidence of who ordered the massacre and how the Gandhi family views the tragedy of the Sikhs," he said.

"By not dissociating himself from these remarks even up to now, has also endorsed these views.This is disgraceful,” Sukhbir said.

“I wonder if Amarinder would like to stick with the INC India after Sam Pitroda's disgraceful comment on the Sikh genocide.This is a chance for Amarinder to quit honourably before he faces poll debacle,” Sukhbir said in his tweet.

In another tweet, Harsimrat said, “Gandhi family's blue-eyed boy and Rajiv crony has admitted his boss orchestrated the Sikh genocide with his statement justifying the anti-human act by saying so what it happened”.

Meanwhile, in Amritsar, activists of the BJP led by its national secretary Tarun Chugh and Shriomani Akali Dal led by District President Gurpartap Singh held protest against Pitroda for his remarks.

First Published: Fri, May 10 2019. 15:02 IST