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Sam Pitroda's comment on 1984 riots disgraceful, says Arun Jaitley

The finance minister dares Rahul Gandhi to sack Sam Pitroda for his anti sikh riot remark

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley challenged the Congress party to oust Sam Pitroda

Attacking party over Sam Pitroda's remarks on 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Friday said it was a matter of disgrace that the party did not have any remorse, and wondered if Rahul Gandhi would "oust his Guru" for the remark.

In a series of tweets, Jaitley said it was a "matter of disgrace" that the party has "no remorse" over the Sikh killings of 1984.

"Sam Pitroda's 'Hua to Hua' reaction to the is reflective of the lack of remorse on the part of Party with respect to the 1984 genocide. Will the Congress President oust his 'Guru', who rubbishes the genocide of India's most patriotic community in 1984?" Jaitley said.

Addressing a election rally in Haryana Friday, Prime Minister too slammed the Congress for Pitroda's remarks on the anti-Sikh riots.

"Congress, which ruled for a maximum period, has been insensitive and that is reflected by the three words spoken yesterday, these words have not been spoken just like that, they reflect the character, mentality and intentions of the Congress," said Modi referring to Pitroda's remarks made on Thursday on anti-Sikh riots of 1984.

"And which were these words, these were 'hua to hua'," the prime minister added.

Pitroda, Modi said, is very close to Gandhi family and "very good friend" of Rajiv Gandhi and "Guru of Congress 'naamdar' (dynast) president" Rahul Gandhi.

First Published: Fri, May 10 2019. 15:41 IST