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What did Cong do to punish anti-Sikh riots accused when it was in power: Javadekar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Senior BJP Saturday said has asked to apologise for his remarks on the anti-Sikh riots, but the should tell what his party did to punish those guilty of the "genocide" when it was in power.

Pitroda, a on Thursday said 'hua to hua' (so what, it happened) about the 1984 riots, kicking up a political storm.

"Gandhi has asked him (Pitroda) to apologise. He says (Gandhi) those guilty of genocide must be punished, you were in power for 20 years (since the incident) but you did nothing," he said.

Gandhi on Friday said Pitroda has said something completely "out of line" and should apologise for his remarks on the 1984

Pitroda on his part has accused the BJP of twisting the three words in Hindi on the riots to "distort facts, divide us (Congress) and hide their failures" and said things of the past are not relevant in this election.

Javadekar also attacked Mamata Banerjee, saying her "oppressing tactics" continues on the people of the state.

"Mamata continues with her oppressing tactics. But now our workers and voters are ready to face that and they stand firm though there is police atrocities. People now know that Mamata is going and the BJP is coming and the politics in the state would change.

"One of our 'yuva morcha' worker who posted a caricature of Mamata on and was arrested. We condemn it," he said.

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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 23:16 IST