Delhi

BJP accuses Cong. of playing with sentiments of ’84 riots victims

Tiwari hits out at party for appointing Kailash Jain, an accused in a riots case, as a district president

The BJP on Saturday accused the Congress of playing with the sentiments of families affected by the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

The accusation comes after the Congress appointed an individual who is out on bail in a criminal case related the riots as one of its district presidents.

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari questioned the appointment of Kailash Jain from Shahdara’s Babarpur district stating that he “is out on bail granted in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case”.

“What can one expect from a party involved in the cases of murder of Sikhs...When Congress can appoint Kamal Nath, also one of the murderers of Sikhs, then there is no surprise in the appointment of Kailash Jain as a district president,” he said.

“On the one hand, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP is respecting the sentiments of Sikhs...and is making arrangements to open the Kartarpur Sahib corridor...while, on the other hand, Congress is promoting persons like Sajjan Kumar, Jagdish Tytler, Kamal Nath, Kailash Jain and insulting the sentiments of the Sikhs,” the north-east Delhi MP alleged.

‘Befitting reply’

Accusing it of protecting “criminals”, Mr. Tiwari said Congress was “forgetting that the people are watching everything” and will give “a befitting reply” to Congress for “protecting the murderers of Sikhs.”

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