Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said those found guilty in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases should and will be punished.
He said his party leader Sam Pitroda’s hua to hua remark on the tragic anti-Sikh riots was shameful.
“Pitroda should be ashamed of his remark on the 1984 riots and should publicly apologise for it,” said Mr. Gandhi, at his rallies in Hoshiarpur and Khanna in Punjab.
An ideological fight
Mr. Gandhi termed the ongoing parliamentary polls an ideological fight between false promises and realistic commitments.
“Modi and his BJP had cheated the people of India with their lies and false propaganda, while the Congress has always remained true to its promises,” said Mr. Gandhi.
“People will not forgive Modi for standing as a mute spectator when Dalits and minorities were being attacked, youth were being deprived of jobs and scholarships, farmers were committing suicide or were being thrown behind bars and the money of the people was being stolen from them”, he said.
Mr. Gandhi said, “The Prime Minister destroyed the common people, through his ill-conceived demonetisation and GST (Gabbar Singh Tax) and he is now running from even debating with him on issues of corruption and the Rafale deal as he had no answers to his questions.”
He said the Congress party’s NYAY scheme will not only ensure ₹72,000 for 5 crore families a year, for the next five years, but will also ensure employment to youth and improved business for shopkeepers as well as small and medium-sized traders by increasing the purchasing power of the people. “NYAY will give employment to those who were rendered jobless by the demonetisation,” he added.