Sam Pitroda when asked about BJP’s claim that instructions to kill the Sikhs in 1984 had come from the former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, he said that “it happened in 1984, so what?”
After the statements of Sam Pitroda, the spokesperson of BJP Delhi unit Tajinder Bagga filed a complaint against Pitroda through his lawyer advocate Alakh Alok Ranjan.
The letter submitted by Tajinder Bagga said that the complainant being a Sikh himself is “deeply and personally aggrieved by the aforesaid deliberate and malicious acts committed by the above named accused person and thus Bagga is requesting your good self to immediately register an FIR against the Indian overseas Congress chief Sam Pitroda under the section 295 A, 153 A, 153, 504 and 505 of the Indian Penal Code.”
The letter also included the rage of the Sikh community saying that no one in the country has forgotten the large-scale massacre and brutal killing of thousands of innocent people belonging to the Sikh community in and around Delhi in the year 1984 during the anti-Sikh riots. The killing happened in the aftermath of the killing of former Congress leader and Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi. The recent convictions of many senior Congress leaders in the 1984 Sikh massacre indicate that the crime was committed by and on behalf of the leaders belonging to the Congress Party. The grave injustice and the barbaric and serious crime was done to the people belonging to the Sikh community in 1984 which can neither be forgiven or forgotten by the people of the country.
In his letter BJP leader also claimed that Pitroda was making this statement for the purpose of insulting and outraging the religious feelings of the people belonging to the Sikh community. He was trying to promote disharmony, enmity, hatred, and ill-will between the religious groups and severally insulting the religious beliefs of the Sikhs. Pitroda was trying to provoke breach of peace by giving provocation.
The massive development came after the BJP citing the Nanavati Commission report had said that the instructions to kill in 1984 came directly from the then Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi’s office.
Responding to the BJP’s remarks Pitroda had said that “this is also another lie and what about 1984?”
Targeting the Narendra Modi government he also added that the BJP before coming to power promise to create jobs and create 200 smart cities. He claimed that BJP has done nothing except talking here and there.