Tweeting in Hindi, Mr Bagga said, “Neither Bapu’s murderer, nor the murderer of 10,000 Sikhs can be patriots.”
New Delhi: Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Bagga, on Friday, sought to compare Mahatma Gandhi’s killing and the 1984 riots, saying people involved in both the cases weren’t patriots and asked Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to state her stand on the ‘murderer’ of Sikhs.
Mr Bagga was reacting to a tweet by Priyanka Gandhi in which she dared BJP’s nationalistic luminaries to spell out their stand on their Bhopal candidate, Pragya Singh Thakur, calling Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a patriot.
Without naming anybody, Mr Bagga said that his party has stated its stand on the murderer of Mahatma Gandhi and asked the Congress general secretary to specify her stand on the ‘murderer of 10,000 Sikhs.’
In a tweet, Priyanka Gandhi said, “Bapu’s murderer a patriot? Hey Ram! Distancing yourself from your candidate is not enough. Nationalistic luminaries of the BJP, have the guts to spell out your stand.”
Tweeting in Hindi, Mr Bagga said, “Neither Bapu’s murderer, nor the murderer of 10,000 Sikhs can be patriots. Both are murderers. BJP has stated its stand on Bapu’s murderer. Now you state your stand on the murderer of 10,000 Sikhs.”
BJP president Amit Shah on Friday came out strongly against the controversial remarks of his party leaders including Pragya Singh Thakur over Nathuram Godse. BJP has taken serious note of their statements, he said.