New Delhi: Drawing flak for Rahul Gandhi’s remarks that the Congress was not involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the party on Sunday listed steps it had taken after it and said its opponents should not sensationalise tragic events for political gains. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi was reacting to the Shiromani Akali Dal’s comments that the Congress president’s remarks on Sikh riots have “rubbed salt into the wounds” of the Sikh community.
“Constantly distorting what Rahul Gandhi says is not going to convert untruth and lies into truth,” Singhvi said. He listed what the Congress did after the riots and asked the SAD to tell what their partner BJP did after the 2002 riots in Gujarat. “The Congress from this forum and all over the country at least a thousand times has condemned that tragic episode, calling it the most unfortunate event, condemned it and never directly or indirectly supported it. Even the prime minister of that time had apologised,” he said.