Instructions to kill Sikhs in 1984 came from PMO: BJP

Continuing its attack on late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the BJP on Thursday claimed that the “instructions to kill” citizens during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots came from the Prime Minister’s office (PMO).

“It’s on record in the Nanavati Commission that probed the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the biggest genocide in which the government killed its own citizens, that instructions to kill came directly from then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s office,” the Bharatiya Janata Party’s official Twitter handle posted.

“The country awaits justice for this karma.”

Responding to Modi accusing the late leader as a “corrupt” politician, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday tweeted: “Modiji, the battle is over. Your karma awaits you. Projecting your inner beliefs about yourself onto my father won’t protect you. All my love and a huge hug.”


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