PM Narendra Modi Slams Rahul Gandhi for ‘Pretending’ to Criticise Sam Pitroda, Says ‘He Publicly Said What’s in Congress’ Heart’
Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi. (File Photo: IANS)

Bathinda, May 13: After the AICC President Rahul Gandhi rebuked Congress overseas unit chief Sam Pitroda, saying he should be "ashamed for his totally wrong" remarks on the 1984 riots, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi. PM Modi said that although you scolded Pitroda, "he publicly said what had always been in Congress' heart?." Rahul Gandhi Chides Sam Pitroda Again Over '1984 Me Hua To Hua' Remark, Says 'He Should Be Ashamed And Apologise'.

"Naamdaar, you pretended to scold your mentor for what? Because he publicly said what had always been in Congress' heart? It's you who should be ashamed," said PM Modi during a rally in Punjab's Bathinda on Rahul Gandhi's statement, "I told Pitroda that he should be ashamed." Rahul Gandhi Rebukes Sam Pitroda Over His '1984 Me Hua To Hua' Comment, Asks Him to Tender Apology

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Earlier today, Congress chief said, "What Sam Pitroda said about 1984 is absolutely wrong and he should apologise to the nation for it. I told him this over the phone, I told him what he said was wrong, he should be ashamed and apologise publicly." Sam Pitroda Triggers Yet Another Controversy, Says '1984 Mein Hua To Hua'; BJP, SAD Slam Congress.

Pitroda's “hua toh hua” statement over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots have triggered criticism from his colleagues as well as BJP leaders. PM Modi targeted Pitroda, earlier today, and said, "They ask for votes in the name of their ancestors, but when questioned on their (ancestors) misdeeds, they say hua to hua."

Meanwhile, the grand old party leaders are also distancing themselves from Pitroda’s statement. “It is not the party’s stand, the party condemns it,” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi in New Delhi. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh also termed his statement as "shocking."

On Friday, Pitroda apologised for his “hua toh hua” statement and said his remarks were misrepresented. “My Hindi is not that good, I think in English and translate in Hindi... I could not translate bura in my mind... what I really meant to say is jo hua bura hua tha (what happened was bad),” he said.