Rahul Gandhi’s mentor Sam Pitroda makes a shocking statement on 1984 Sikh Riots, draws ire from Twitter

Sam Pitroda, Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s closest aide, has made a rather shocking and insensitive remark about the 1984 Sikh riots. This remark comes at a point when Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made corruption during the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s tenure as the prime point of 2019 Lok Sabha election.

“Few days ago, I had called out the deeds of a member of the ‘naamdar’ family. These people (Congress) have been abusing the Prime Minister and his family. I only reminded about the earlier Bofors scam. I only said that and a tsunami came. Some people cried really hard over what I said. When you did not adhere to the limitations of the post of Prime Minister, you abused the post, I only said one thing – it stung you like a scorpion. The more these people will cry, the more people of this generation will become aware of their truths. How a family looted and destroyed the country in the 20th century, the youth of the 21st century should know,” PM Modi said.

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s official twitter handle had further attacked Rajiv Gandhi by suggesting, “It’s on record of Nanavati Commission that probed the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the biggest genocide of India in which the government killed its own citizens, that instructions to kill came directly from the then PM Rajiv Gandhi’s office, The country awaits justice for this karma.”

On being confronted on the allegation that the instructions for 1984 directly came from the Prime Minster’s Office during Rajiv Gandhi’s tenure, Sam Pitroda has categorically denied the same.

He further went on to say, “Ab kya hai ’84 ka? Aapne kya kiya 5 saal mein, uski baat kariye. ’84 mein hua to hua. Aapne kya kiya? You were voted to create jobs. You were voted to create 200 smart cities. Aapne wo bhi nahi kiya. Aapne kuch nahi kiya isliye aap yahan wahan gup lagate hain.” (Now what is in 84? Why don’t you talk about what happened in the last 5 years? Whatever happened in 84 happened, What did you do?)

BJP President Amit Shah and several Indian twitter users have condemned the insensitive remarks made by Sam Pitroda on the 1984 Sikh Riots.