BJP wants Rahul Gandhi to apologize for 1984 anti-Sikh riots
The BJP today lashed out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for invoking Guru Nanak Dev during his address in Germany, saying he should apologize for the heinous crime at the Golden Temple during 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Addressing the Indian diaspora at a function in Berlin last night, Gandhi said the Congress's thought of "unity in diversity" came from the times of Guru Nanak Dev.
For Gandhi, Sikhs are merely a vote bank: BJP
Gandhi added to his speech that the BJP-RSS divides people and spreads hatred. "Gandhi is invoking Guru Nanak Dev merely for vote-bank politics. For him, Sikhs are merely a vote bank," BJP national secretary RP Singh said. In a sharp reaction to his remarks, Singh said Gandhi's thoughts are actually in line with the Congress culture of divide and rule.
BJP says Congress leaders treated Sikhs like demons
Congress leaders justified the 1984 killings of innocent Sikhs and they treated Sikhs like demons, Singh claimed while demanding Gandhi should apologize for the heinous crime in front of Akal Takht at Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab. Akal Takht is the highest body of Sikhs and Golden Temple is the most prominent shrine of the Sikh religion.
BJP spokesperson says Gandhi is incapable of heading a party
Taking on Gandhi over the same issue, BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi said the Congress president has demeaned the Indian culture and he is an immature politician. "Leave aside leading the country, Gandhi is even incapable of heading a political party," he further said.