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PM Modi attacks Congress over Pitroda's remark on 1984 anti-Sikh riots

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on Sunday raked up several issues like gas tragedy, 1984 anti-Sikh riots, and banning the songs of during Emergency to corner the country's grand old party.

Addressing an election rally here, accused the of allegedly hatching 'Hindu terror' conspiracy to defame the religious heritage.

The said that when the people ask the party questions relating to the incidents which took place during their regime at the Centre, the party readily dissociates itself from these issues.

Lashing out at the for Sam Pitroda's remark on 1984 where he said - 'Hua' (Happened, So What), said: "was from this soil. He was from Khandwa."

"During the Emergency, Kishore Kumar's song was banned because he refused to follow the Congress' instructions. He used to work on his own terms. The Congress party put a ban on playing his songs on the radio. Now, when somebody from Khandwa will ask about this, the Congress party would say - 'Hua."

Recalling the deadly of 1984 when the Congress was in power at the Centre, Modi said: "In Bhopal, thousands of people were killed due to the release of Many generations were destroyed."

"The culprits were made to escape. They were sent outside the country in a government aircraft. Many people were killed but now when you will ask the Congress on this -- They will say 'Hua."

The gas tragedy, touted as the world's worst industrial disaster, had claimed the lives over 15,000 people after the leaked from the Union Carbide Limited pesticide plant on the intervening night of December 2 and 3, 1984.

Prime Minister Modi claimed that police personnel were seen wearing saffron scarves at the roadshow of Computer and Congress candidate in Bhopal on May 8.

"Police personnel in civil uniform were seen wearing saffron scarves at the roadshow of Computer and in Bhopal on May 8," he said.

accused the Congress and 'Mahamilavati' (adulterated) leaders for hatching conspiracies to defame the religious beliefs on the allegations of terrorism.

"Understand how they work. When Pakistani terrorists used to attack here, innocents were put in jail by them. Hindu terrorism was used by them for the of No matter how much 'havan' they do, how much they show their 'janeu' (sacred thread) they give 'bhagwa' dress to police but the Congress and 'Mahamilavati' will not be spared to hatch a conspiracy to put a stain of terrorism on saffron," he said.

"In Madhya Pradesh, one party has 2.5 The administration doesn't even know whose orders are to be followed. Goons, murderers, and dacoits have been given licenses," he alleged.

The fourth phase in for eight Lok Sabha seats will be held on May 19. The counting of votes will be held on May 23.

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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 19:35 IST