According to the complaint filed, Tajinder Bagga asked for an FIR against Pitroda under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including 295A, 153A, 153, 504 and 505. Bagga called the statement by the Congress leader "deliberate and malicious"
New Delhi: A police complaint has been filed against Gandhi loyalist Sam Pitroda a day after the Congress leader normalised the 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom. BJP's Delhi wing leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga has filed the complaint to the office of Deputy Commissioner of police, New Delhi through his lawyer Alakh Alok Srivastava.
According to the complaint, Bagga asked for an FIR against Pitroda under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including 295A, 153A, 153, 504 and 505. Bagga called the statement by the Congress leader "deliberate and malicious". He alleged, "...He has made the above statement solely to insult and outrage religious feelings of the people belonging to the Sikh community, to promote disharmony, enmity, hatred, and ill-will between different religious groups, to provoke breach of peace by giving provocation and to insult the religious beliefs of Sikhs severely..."
Minority body cracks whip
Complicating matters for Sam Pitroda, now the National Commission for minorities has shot off a letter to the Congressman asking him to explain his 'Hua to Hua' comment. Pitroda has also been asked to tender 'an unconditional apology towards the Sikh community' with immediate effect.
Atif Rashid, member of the minority body, sent the letter to Pitroda soon after recieving a representation from BJP leader Bagga.
BJP launches attack
The veteran Congress leader and Rahul Gandhi's advisor earlier reacted to BJP's claim that that the "instructions to kill" in 1984 came from then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and said, "This is also another lie, and what about 1984? 1984 hua to hua. Aapne kya kiya paanch saal mein, uski baat kariye. '84 mein hua to hua. (You speak about what you have done in five years. It happened in 1984, so what?) ". Following the statement both Pitroda and the Congress party faced a barrage of attacks.
On Friday in Rohtak, PM Modi tore into Rahul Gandhi using this reference. He said, "One of Congress's biggest leaders said, 1984 Sikh riots' Hua to Hua' (So what if it has happened?). Do you know who this leader is? He is the Gandhi family’s closest friend, and he is Rajiv Gandhi's friend, he is Congress's naamdar chief's (Rahul Gandhi), guru".
Earlier, Amit Shah too lashed out at him saying, "Agony of the entire Sikh community. The suffering of all those Sikh families killed by Congress leaders in 1984. Attack on Delhi's secular ethos. All summed up in these three words by Sam Pitroda - Hua To Hua."
Agony of the entire Sikh community.— Chowkidar Amit Shah (@AmitShah) May 9, 2019
Suffering of all those Sikh families killed by Congress leaders in 1984.
Attack on Delhi’s secular ethos.
All Summed up in these three words by Sam Pitroda - Hua To Hua.
India will never forgive #MurdererCongress for its sins. pic.twitter.com/ouYXeHJHlf
Last Updated May 10, 2019, 6:08 PM IST