After controversial remarks by Congress leader Sam Pitroda over 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Congress on Friday released a statement stating that “any opinion by an individual is not the opinion of Congress party.
“We continue to support the quest for justice for 1984 riot victims. Any opinion remark made by any individual to the contrary including Sam Pitroda is not the opinion of Congress party,” said the Grand old party.
“In a press release, the party said that violence and riots are unacceptable in our society. Indian National Congress and its leadership have strived to ensure justice for 1984 riot victims. We continue to suupoprt our quest.”
“Congress party believes that justice should be done to 1984 riots victims as also to 2002 Gujarat riots victims,” party added in the statement.
Press statement by the Congress party on the 1984 and 2002 riots. pic.twitter.com/EwVgk2Y0IE
— INC Sandesh (@INCSandesh) May 10, 2019
The statement was released after the Indian Overseas Congress chief Sam Pitroda started a controversy of sorts by brushing aside the 1984 anti-Sikh riots on Thursday, saying, “It happened in 1984, so what?”
The Congress leader was responding to the BJP claim citing the Nanavati commission report that the instructions for the violence came from former prime minister late Rajiv Gandhi after his mother and former prime minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated.