Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal counters Rahul Gandhi over his 1984 anti-Sikh riots remark in London

Congress President Rahul Gandhi triggered a major controversy on Friday by denying his party’s involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots that shook the nation and claimed thousands of Sikh lives.

Rahul, responding to a question on the Sikh riots at the UK Parliament meeting, said, “I have no confusion in my mind about that. It was a tragedy, it was a painful experience. You say that the Congress party was involved in that, I don’t agree. Certainly, there was violence, there was a tragedy.”

In an apparent attempt to poke fun at Rahul Gandhi over his “party was not involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that she can also say the Congress President’s father and grandmother were not assassinated if she puts his brain in her head.

“I say today with R.Gandhi’s brain, that I’m putting in place of my brain. If as per him Sikh Massacare never took place then as per me his father&grandmother were never assasinated, they died of normal heart attack”, said Badal.