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Withdraw Bharat Ratna from Rajiv Gandhi: Sirsa

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) President Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Thursday said that keeping in view the findings of the Nanavati Commission, the government should withdraw Bharat Ratna from Rajiv Gandhi.

The Nanavati Commission found out that instructions to kill Sikhs after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi came from her successor Rajiv Gandhi's office, a statement from Sirsa read.

"Indira Gandhi was assassinated on October 31 but no violence took place that day and very next day on November 1. But after Rajiv Gandhi took oath as Prime Minister he ordered his loyal workers Sajjan Kumar, H.K.L. Bhagat, Jagdish Tytler, Kamal Nath and others to avenge the killing of his mother," Sirsa said.

He said the government should withdraw Bharat Ratna from Rajiv Gandhi. The DSGMC President said a person who organises genocide cannot hold a Bharat Ratna.

Sirsa also accused then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi of threatening the police and judiciary in public speeches to keep them off the culprits.

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First Published: Thu, May 09 2019. 19:58 IST
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