Drawing a contrast, blame game continues over 1984 anti-sikh riots and 2002 Godhra riots (NewsNumber Exclusive)

Last Updated: May 11 2019 14:40
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The contentious cases of anti-sikh riots in 1984 and the 2002 Godhra riots that are still considered to be the darkest days of Indian history invoke rage among the political parties provoking them to accuse one another. The Congress has been using the 2002 incident to demonise Narendra Modi and question his moral right to be the prime minister. The BJP is using 1984 to suggest that Rahul Gandhi has blood on his hands because of his lineage.

Now in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections, the political parties have again started dragging the 1984 and 2002 riots into the picture.

In the latest development, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was also seen lashing out at PM Modi and BJP government for targeting the Congress and the Gandhi family over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh asked what if someone linked the PM with the 2002 riots in Gujarat's Godhra.

Captain expounded that Modi should not forget that the names of several BJP and RSS leaders had figured in the 1984 riots FIR. He called for action in accordance with law against all those found responsible for the mayhem unleashed on innocent Sikhs.