Former Deputy CM of Punjab and Akali Dal leader Sukbir Singh Badal has launched a fresh attack on the Congress Party by saying that former Indian PM late Rajiv Gandhi ‘supervised the killings’ during the 1984 anti-sikh riots in India. Badal made the accusation citing recent comments from Congress leader and former Union Minister Jagdish Tytler.
Tytler in a recent interview to a TV channel said that Gandhi travelled with him across New Delhi in 1984 to take stock of the riot-hit situation. Tytler also said that Gandhi told him to contain the riots. Referring to Tytler’s comments, Badal told ANI “Jagdish Tytler has revealed that Rajiv Gandhi traveled with him across the city in 1984. It means that the then Prime Minister was supervising the killings. CBI must look into it as it’s a very serious issue.”
It is to be noted that earlier this month, the Supreme Court ordered a constitution of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to re-investigate 186 cases of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, which took place after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi’s mother and former PM late Indira Gandhi.