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No mention of Rajiv Gandhi in Delhi Assembly's anti-Sikh riots resolution, show proceedings

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The proceedings of on December 21 do not mention the name of former in the resolution passed on 1984 anti-riots, details released Monday showed.

According to a three-page "brief summary of House proceedings" issued by the Assembly Secretariat, the resolution had sought to term the 1984 riots as "genocide" and it does not have any mention of Gandhi's name.

On Sunday, Youth members protested outside the office of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP), demanding that it apologise for allegedly passing the resolution demanding revocation of Gandhi's Bharat Ratna.

Congress' has accused the of being "hand in glove" with the BJP and said the party should also call the 2002 riots a "genocide".

Ram Niwas Goel, the and the have been maintaining that the resolution did not demand revoking of Rajiv Gandhi's Bharat Ratna.

The had on Friday adopted by voice vote the resolution which called for speedy trial of cases and termed riots as genocide. MLA Jarnail Singh, while moving the resolution, had said the Bharat Ratna to should be withdrawn for "justifying anti-Sikh riots". Singh had later said that the resolution was adopted.

Amid the row, Goel clarified that Singh's proposed amendment for taking back the "Bharat Ratna" from over the 1984 in the "original resolution" was not adopted as he did not inform the House beforehand.

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First Published: Mon, December 24 2018. 20:10 IST