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Those involved 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Mahatma Gandhi's killing aren't patriots: Delhi BJP leader

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Friday sought to compare Mahatma Gandhi's killing and the 1984 riots, saying people involved in both the cases weren't patriots, and asked Vadra to state her stand on the "murderer" of

Bagga was reacting to a tweet by in which she dared the BJP's "nationalistic luminaries" to spell out their stand on their candidate calling Mahatma Gandhi's assassin a patriot.

Without naming anybody, the said his party has stated its stand on the "murderer" of and asks the to specify her stand on "murderer of 10,000 Sikhs".

In a tweet, has said, "Bapu's murderer a patriot? Hey Ram! Distancing yourself from your candidate is not enough. Nationalistic luminaries of the BJP, have the guts to spell out your stand."

Tweeting in Hindi, Bagga said, "Neither Bapu's murderer can be a patriot nor the murderer of 10,000 Both are murderers. BJP has stated its stand on the Bapu's murderer, now you state your stand on murderer of 10,000 "

BJP Friday came out strongly against the controversial remarks of his party leaders, including Pragya Singh Thakur, over Nathuram Godse, saying the BJP has taken serious note of their statements, which are against its ideology.

Shah has asked the party's disciplinary committee to submit a report on the issue in 10 days for further action.

In a series of tweets, he said the remarks made by Lok Sabha candidate Thakur, and BJP are against the BJP's ideology, and the party has taken serious note of their statements.

Shah also said these comments were their personal statements and had no link with the party.

As campaigning for the 2019 ended on Friday, the BJP was pushed into a corner and forced to ask three of its leaders to explain their comments on Mahatma Gandhi's assassin

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 17:41 IST